What Is The Bump On The Side Of My Foot? Is It A Bunion?

A bump on the side of the foot is commonly caused from a bunion or a tailor's bunion.  Both of these form due to an abnormal shape of the bone and the joints in the foot.  Typically, these start to hurt because shoes rub on the bumps.  Often times, inflammation causes pain and patients commonly develop neuritis or bursitis which leads to pain with activities. 

Typically, the best treatments to employ for these bumps are wearing wider shoes and using pads over or around the area.  If the pain is limiting the ability to remain active or wear shoes and conservative therapy does note alleviate the pain, then surgical options can also help.  Depending on the necessary procedure, patients are sometimes able to walk in a protective boot the day of surgery.  In more severe cases, patients may be required to be nonweightbearing in a cast after surgery to allow the foot to heal correctly.

Painful bumps on your feet are not normal, and we have treatment options to help you.  Call our Colorado Springs foot and ankle surgeon today at 719-488-4664, so we can help you remain active!

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What to do with pain on the ball of the foot

If you have any foot and ankle pain, it is not normal and should be evaluated by one of our Colorado Springs expert podiatrists as soon as possible.  Our team and Foot and Ankle Institute of Colorado strives to treat you like one of our own family members.

How should painful bumps on your feet be treated?

Painful bumps on the foot are pretty common and can be cause by bunions, bone spurs and ganglion cysts.  Shoes that rub over the bump can compress nerves and cause irritation, so one of the first treatments that can be tried at home is offloading.