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I have a small painful lump on the underside of my foot in the skin, feels like a bb stuck under the skin, no open wound. Hurts to walk on it.
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I have had the lump for 3 weeks, its small. Its located on the bottom front so walking is irritating. It is over a pressure point. The surface has redness and a very small bump. No hole or cut. Definitely hurts when there is any pressure. Looks like it could be some form of pimple but its a hard little bb under the skin.
What you have is a corn or plantar wart. Both causes the symptoms you have described, the differentiation come from the specific queries I asked for:
1. Corn usually has the overlying skin structure retained partially, while skin overlying wart is not normal.
2. Corn is more painful on direct pressure, while wart is more painful on squeezing from sides
3. Cutting the superficial portion leaves bleeding spots in wart, while it leaves a whirl pattern or pit in case of corn.
4. Both may be found on pressure points, while warts can occur on other non - pressure bearing areas as well.
The treatment is same for both: