Q What is this lump on my toe?
One of the most common causes is a corn. These develop on the top of and between your toes where they experience friction from your shoes. The thickened areas of skin are a form of defense against the irritation. If the lump is along the side of your big or littlest toe, it is most likely a bunion or bunionette. This common deformity is usually hereditary but factors such as poor-fitting footwear can impact their growth and severity. Bunions need to be treated at the first sign of symptoms to avoid future pain and severe deformity. A small growth of thickened skin could also be a wart, a hidden sliver, a reaction to an injury, or possibly skin cancer.
Don’t wait to find out the cause of the lump on your toe. Dr. Harvey Danciger can provide you with an accurate diagnosis and the right treatment. Make an appointment at our Palm Desert, CA office by calling (760) 568-0108.