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Lump on the Bottom of the Foot

A lump on the bottom of your foot can lead to discomfort and hinder your daily activities. Among the most common causes of bumps or lumps under the foot are plantar fibromas. These bumps are firm and rubbery nodules that form under the arch. While often painless, plantar fibromas can feel like a stone in the shoe while walking. Calluses, resulting from thickened skin, typically around toes and the ball of the foot, are usually painless and are manageable with proper footwear, creams, and orthotics. Bone spurs, caused by abnormal bone growth due to friction or stress can form hard lumps under the foot. They can be painful, especially during walking, and may require exercises, orthotics, medications, or surgery. Plantar warts, caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, result in painful, skin-colored bumps. They respond slowly to treatments like salicylic acid, cryotherapy, or surgery. Additional causes of bumps under the foot include cysts, sesamoiditis, gout, and plantar fasciitis, each requiring specific diagnostic approaches and treatments. If you encounter persistent discomfort or notice a new lump on the bottom of your foot, it is suggested that you schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an exam and a diagnosis. Treatment options will follow.

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with our podiatrist from Dr. Powers Foot and Ankle. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Bloomington, Bedford, and Washington, IN . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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