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Your Hard Foot Lump May Also be Known as:
Firm bump in foot
Firm lump in foot
Firm mass in foot
Hard bump in foot
Hard lump in foot
Hard mass in foot
Solid bump in foot
Solid lump in foot
Solid mass in foot

Top 4 Hard Foot Lump Causes

  1. 1.Lipoma

    A lipoma is a noncancerous growth of fatty tissue cells. A lipoma can develop in almost any organ of the body although they are most commonly found in the subcutaneous layer just below the skin.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut, freeze, or burn it off.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored foot bump, marble sized foot lump, small foot lump
    Symptoms that always occur with lipoma:
    skin-colored foot bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch
  2. 2.Skin Cyst

    An epidermoid cyst is a closed sac under the skin filled with a cheese-like or oily material. It is often caused by trauma or surgery.

    You do not need treatment for this condition because it is completely benign; however, if the lesion changes at all, a doctor should be consulted. If you would like it removed, a doctor can cut out the cyst.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    skin-colored foot bump, marble sized foot lump, small foot lump
    Symptoms that always occur with skin cyst:
    skin-colored foot bump
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

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  3. 3.Molluscum Contagiosum

    Molluscum Contagiosum is a common viral infection of the skin that usually affects young children, sexually active young adults, and patients with a weakened immune system.

    You can go to a primary care doctor, who might recommend cryotherapy (freezing it off) or ointments. That being said, molluscum contagiosum often goes away on its own.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    rash with bumps or blisters, skin changes on arm, leg skin changes, head or neck skin changes, genital skin changes
    Symptoms that never occur with molluscum contagiosum:
    fever, headache
    Urgency:
    Phone call or in-person visit
  4. 4.Callus

    A callus is a hard, thick layer of skin that develops when the skin experiences lots of friction and pressure. A callus may cause discomfort, but is of no big concern.

    Callus doesn't need any specific treatment. If it bothers you, you can trim away excess skin, and using shoe inserts to reduce friction and pressure to prevent the callus from coming back.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    thickened skin on the foot with visible lines, thickened skin on the foot
    Symptoms that always occur with callus:
    thickened skin on the foot with visible lines
    Urgency:
    Wait and watch

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Hard Foot Lump

  • Q.How long have you had the bump?
  • Q.Is your bump getting bigger?
  • Q.Is your foot bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.What color is the bump?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our hard foot lump symptom checker.

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Hard Foot Lump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced hard foot lump have also experienced:

    • 100% Foot Pain
  • People who have experienced hard foot lump had symptoms persist for:

    • 40% Over a Month
    • 27% Less Than a Week
    • 15% Less Than a Day
  • People who have experienced hard foot lump were most often matched with:

    • 42% Lipoma
    • 42% Skin Cyst
    • 14% Molluscum Contagiosum

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