Why are there flat bumps on my feet?

There are lots of possible reasons you might develop lumps and bumps on your feet, heels, ankles, or back of your leg. Blisters, cysts, warts, bruises, tumors, or other conditions can create small pockets of swollen tissues from time to time.

One less well known type of bump that may appear on your feet or your lower legs is a xanthoma. These are often relatively flat in shape and yellowish in color, and are formed when fatty lipids build up and form a deposit underneath your skin. Although the bumps themselves are for the most part harmless, their presence may suggest a separate underlying problem, such as diabetes or high cholesterol.

Since these underlying conditions can be quite dangerous if left untreated, we recommend that you set an appointment with Dr. Danciger to investigate any strange lumps, nodules, or other masses you may discover on your feet, ankles, or calves. Dial 760-568-0108 today to see us at our Palm Desert, CA office.

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