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Have you seen a doctor?
Is it growing fast or fixed?
No, I have not seen a doctor
It has not grown bigger in the last 24 hours.
Would you like me to send you a picture?
did it appear all of a sudden?
Yes, it appeared in about 1 hour while at work.
Do you like to do exercise in shoes with tight laces?
Is it hard , or pulsating?
No. I exercise every day with a 1 hour walk/run interval for the past 5 years and never had this before. Shoes are proper fitting
The lump is hard.. not pulsating
I can feel the heart beat though
Heart beat through , means it could a lesion in a vessel.
Or a ganglion and you must see a surgeon to evaluate and asses the problem.Most of the time this could be due to constant irritation by laces or buckle of the shoes , especially in those people who do regular exercise.Another possibility is Exostosis and none of them is serious and can be managed easily.
I don't have laces or buckles on my shoes.. I wear slip ons during the day. Only I exercise do I wear laced shoes
Ok , and do you think it has developed overnight?
the swelling has gone done overnight and it is turning more red-blue.
how about its borders , they are soft?
the borders are soft
I think it could be something of vascular origin , like hematoma and you should see your physician immediately.
Any history of trauma?
It feels like there is a hard middle to the bump. It is not tender and is painful only when I put on the shoes as the swelling at the top of the foot
Ok and do you have any other medical condition?or using any medications?
No history of trauma. I did wrench my knee the day before, sliding in the snow and it was swollen for a couple of days.
I am on tambacor for the heart only
Ok , it means it could be joint fluid with some blood in it , and both of them are under the joint capsule which has protruded beyond joint space , a type of ankle capsulitis.
It may need i/d by the surgeon to clear the material.
what is i/d?
incision and drainage.
Will the body absorb it on it's own?
Might be , but if there is chronic inflmmation , very difficult
You can use braces , keep it elevated and try to avoid wearing tight shoes.
how long does this typically last?
Just curious, but this is not in the joint. It is on the top of the foot. Could it be some sort of blood clot?
if there is chronic inflammation it can lasts for months and goes away only if surgically treated , but the trapped blood can cause a permanent lump because of scarring.So better see your doctor.
Yes , as told you it could a clot.
and a clot resolves sometimes in years.
ok.. thanks for the info.
You are welcome.
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