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Old 09-06-2011, 09:06 AM   #1
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Question Small lump under pinky toe... very painful.

For the last month or so I have been experiencing pain in my left foot. The pain is specifically under my pinky toe and it hurts to wear any type of shoe (supportive tennis shoes, sandals or flip flops). I never wear high heels or any shoe that would compress my toes.

The other night it was hurting so bad that I attempted to rub the area hurting and found a small lump just under my pink toe, close to the side (but not directly on the side). It hurt pretty bad to touch it and if I apply too much pressure when touching it, the lump moves and causes excruciating pain.

Visually, you cannot see the lump and there is no swelling, redness or inflammation. Looking at my foot you wouldnít see anything out of the ordinary. But the pain is pretty bad.

Lately Iíve noticed Iíve been walking on the inside of my foot to avoid putting too much pressure on the outside of my foot, which I know is not good.

Does anyone have any ideas or thoughts on what this could be? Iím going to call today to set up an appointment with a podiatrist, but I thought Iíd post here and see if anyone had any insight on what this could be.

I appreciate any thoughts you may be able to provide.

 
Old 09-07-2011, 06:45 AM   #2
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Re: Small lump under pinky toe... very painful.

My only advice would be to scrap the podiatrist and see a Foot & Ankle OS.

 
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Old 09-07-2011, 07:29 AM   #3
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Re: Small lump under pinky toe... very painful.

Thank you for your response. I made an appointment yesterday afternoon with a reputable foot and ankle OS in our area. I go this Saturday, so I'm glad they could get me in quickly.

 
Old 09-10-2011, 07:34 AM   #4
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Re: Small lump under pinky toe... very painful.

I went to the foot / ankle specialist this morning. I have a small mass of some sort wrapped around the nerve. He gave me a cortizone injection to see if that will clear it up. I got back in 2 weeks and if it didn't help they'll schedule surgery to remove it.

 
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Re: Small lump under pinky toe... very painful.

Hope the cortisone works for you

 
Old 09-25-2011, 09:48 AM   #6
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Re: Small lump under pinky toe... very painful.

This is just an update in case anyone else has a similar problem. I went back to my Foot & Ankle Specialist yesterday and have had no imrovement with the lump. It hurts the same, except now I'm getting stabbing pains just in the area where the lump is. He said that another cortisone shot wouldn't do any good if it didn't improve with the first one. He said that it would be best to just do surgery to remove the lump, or I could wear a very tight fitting shoe to help with the pain, but in the end it still likely would not get rid of the lump. After talking about everything we decided to just go ahead and have it removed. We'll schedule surgery soon. He said that it's some type of a tumor, which is very rare to get where mine is located.

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Sorry about that, but hopefully surgery will resolve your pain.

 
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