I’m going to talk for a couple minutes today about bumps on top of the foot. These are usually bumps that you will see in this area, we’ll look on the foot right here, kind of in this area right here. Now there’s two common causes of this, one is a bone problem and the other is a soft tissue problem. We’re going to talk about the bone problem first. The most common cause is a condition called metatarsal, which is this bone, cuneiform, which is this bone, exostosis, which means a bone spur. This usually happens on feet.
That collapse a bit more than they should. Because of the physics of the foot being an archshaped structure as it goes down, these bones get pressed together. There is a law of physiology that’s called Wolfe’s Law, says if you put pressure on bone, bone grows. So if you are someone whose foot flattens a bit more than it should when you walk, these bones get pressed together here and over time you get a lump of bone or a growth of bone forming here. In and of itself, nothing, it’s not dangerous, nothing to worry about, but it.
Can certainly cause irritation on shoes. When we look at treating this problem, we look at stretching the shoes. We look at changing lacing techniques. We give you suggestions on different shoes. We might use an orthotic device to stop some of the compression between here, but we want to use a very specialized one that doesn’t take up a lot of room in the shoe that would push this up against the shoe. So some very simple, very effective ways to treat this. If the conservative treatment doesn’t work, you can surgically go in and.
What Causes Bumps on Top of the Feet Seattle Foot Doctor Larry Huppin
Remove this bump, however, surgery should always be your very, very last resort. So that’s the bony problem. The second one is the soft tissue problem and it can occur in the same area, but it’s a little bit moveable. Now the most. There is a lot of different causes of this, but the most common one is a condition called a ganglion, which is basically an enlargement off of a tendon when it fills with a bit of a fluid. In most cases, we can treat that by simply numbing up the area and then aspirating it and then we give you some treatments to.