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Ankle Bump Checker

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Your Ankle Bump May Also be Known as:
Ankle has a bump
Ankle has a lump
Ankle has a mass
Ankle lump
Ankle mass
Ankles has a bump
Ankles has a lump
Ankles has a mass
Bump in ankle

Top 2 Ankle Bump Causes

  1. 1.Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a form of arthritis that causes pain, swelling, stiffness and loss of function in your joints. It can affect any joint but is common in the wrist and fingers. RA is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that it is caused by the immune system incorrectly attacking the joints when it shouldn't.

    You should visit your primary care physician who will coordinate care with a specialist. RA is a complex disease, which can require prescription medication to help slow down the damage to your joints, as well as pain killers such as ibuprofen (Advil), or naproxen (Anaprox and Naprosyn). Exercise, especially swimming, can also help with pain and stiffness.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, depressed mood, muscle aches, joint pain, daytime sleepiness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Benign Bony Growth (Osteochondroma)

    An osteochondroma is a non-cancerous growth that usually develops during childhood or adolescence. It is a benign tumor that forms on the surface of a bone near the growth plate.

    You should visit your primary care physician for X-Ray evaluation. In most cases this condition is treated by careful observation over time to make sure the tumor does not grow. Surgery is considered if the osteochondroma causes pain, puts pressure on a nearby nerve or blood vessel, or has a large cap of cartilage.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    numbness in one arm, numbness in one thigh, swelling of one arm, hip deformity, swollen knee
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Ankle Bump

  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Compared to a marble, how big is the bump?
  • Q.What color is the bump?
  • Q.Do you feel pain when you touch the bump?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our ankle bump symptom checker.

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Ankle Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced ankle bump have also experienced:

    • 8% Ankle Pain
    • 8% Lower Leg Bump
    • 8% Skin Changes on Ankle
  • People who have experienced ankle bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 42% Over a Month
    • 21% Less Than a Week
    • 14% Less Than a Day
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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