A Bump Should Get Your Attention

Are you a busy body always looking for something fun to do? If you love food, you are sure to love the Palm Springs Desert Resorts Restaurant Week. It will be from May 30-June 8, 2014 and you’ll get to experience some of the best food the chefs in the area have to offer. When you are always heading in different directions, it can be easy to miss a small growth on your foot or tempting to simply ignore it. A bump may not necessary indicate a problem, but there are some that warrant concern, so you should always get it checked out.

Watch out for bumps on your foot

There are several reasons why you may have a growth on your foot. A bump on the side of your foot could indicate the formation of a bunion, and you should address this before it becomes more severe and painful. A growth on the top or side of your toe could be a corn, which develops from repeated rubbing inside your shoes; not serious per se, but it can become painful if you don’t remove the source of friction. A growth on the sole of your foot could be a wart that without aggressive treatment could worsen and multiply. A hard bump on the top of your foot could indicate a bony growth on the metatarsals, and a soft mass on your foot could be a benign or malignant ganglion cyst. If you feel a firm mass in the arch of your foot, it is likely a plantar fibroma, which is a non-cancerous tumor.

As you can see, there are a variety of causes for lumps and bumps on your feet—some are nothing to be concerned about, and others require treatment. If you have noticed one, find out for sure what it is, not only for your own peace of mind, but also to catch any serious problem early. Contact Harvey R. Danciger, DPM at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment at our office in Palm Desert, CA.

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Dr. Harvey Danciger is a podiatrist and foot surgeon in Palm Desert, CA specializing in the foot and ankle
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