Lumps on feet are swelling that occurs on the feet. They can arise from skin, the soft tissue underneath the skin or from muscles, nerves, blood vessels or from a fluid sac. Lumps on feet can be as small as a peanut or as large as a tennis ball. It can be painful or painless; there can be a single lump or multiple lumps.
Lumps on feet are addressed by other names such as a cyst, or an abscess, tumor, nodule, or contusion. They can be caused by variety of conditions such as an infection, trauma, a tumor, or an inflammation. The local reason for a foot lump can be a boil or an abscess. When an abscess on feet is not ripe, it gives a feeling of hard lump on feet.
Lumps on Feet Causes
Trauma, infection, cysts, benign and malignant tumors, inflammatory conditions are some of the causes for lumps on feet.
Trauma: injury as minor as a bruise, or as severe as a fracture can cause a lump on feet.
- Bites and stings.
- Fracture of feet.
- Hematoma (collection of blood in the tissue) due to contused wound.
Infection: infection in the feet.
- Warts, corns and callouse.
- Abscess and boils. It can cause an
Tumors: malignant and benign tumors can cause lumps on feet.
- Lipoma is a benign tumor from the fatty tissue.
- Fibroma is a benign tumor from fibrous tissue.
- Lymphoma, which causes enlargement of lymph nodes, is a malignant condition.
- Neuroma a lesion from nerve and it is a benign growth of a tumor.
- Ganglion cyst in the foot.
- Rheumatic fever
- Rheumatic arthritis.