What is that bump on the top of my foot?

A bump noted on the top of your foot can be caused by several different problems.  If the bump is hard when you touch it, it is most likely due to a bone spur.  If the area-bump is soft, this can be the result of a ganglionic cyst or due to bursitis. This is a fluid filled sac caused by friction and pressure to the area.

There are many different areas the bone spurs can appear on the top of your foot.  Most often they are caused from repetitive stress and jamming of the bones.  This causes the body to form new bone in the area resulting in the spur.  Trauma to the foot can also cause spur formation as well as changes due to arthritis.

Visiting your foot doctor in Palm Desert will provide you the answers as to why your bone spur has formed and what can be done for it. For an immediate appointment to learn all of your options contact Dr. Harvey Danciger.  Call 760-568-0108 today!

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