Lump or lumps on bottom of feet
(Clarksville, TN USA)
This happens every now and again. I will get a lump on the bottom of my foot and it will show up from my toes to anywhere on the bottom of my feet. It could happen on one foot or both at times and they usually go away the following day. They feel as if I'm walking on a golf ball and when I look at the bottom of my foot there is no change in color or any sign of a lump or bump. To the touch though they seem hard as if I have a knot in muscle. I went and saw a podiatrist but at the time nothing was happening. He gave me some insoles but that didn't seem to work. He said he didn't know because I was not having symptoms at the time and to come back when I did. Only problem is I never can get an appointment the same day as the pain.
If the podiatrist you actually went to see could not make a diagnosis, imagine the difficulty I have.
Outside of some obscure medical condition, the only thing I can think of that would give you those hard lumps would be plantar fibromatosis
. In most individuals they are present constantly, but some patients state that they seem more pronounced at various times.
See if you can find some kind of correlation between certain activities, or shoes that you wear and the onset of these lumps. For example, a lot of walking or standing in a very flat shoe (no arch) might bring about the symptoms.
If you are then able to reproduce the symptoms, you could schedule an appointment in advance and have the lumps present when you see the podiatrist.
Other than that I am afraid I cannot be much help.
Marc Mitnick DPM