My Foot Pain Is On The Outside Of My Left Foot, Just Below The Ankle, There's A Huge Lump,bottom Along The Outside And Using A Night Splint Helps, But What Can I Do During The Day?

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My Foot Pain Is On The Outside Of My Left Foot, Just Below The Ankle, There's A Huge Lump,bottom Along The Outside And Using A Night Splint Helps, But What Can I Do During The Day?

My foot pain is on the outside of my left foot. Just below the ankle there's a huge lump on the bottom along the outside. Using a night splint helps, but what can I do during the day? The pain and swelling is constant, and the lump is hard underneath. I massage it, and I can twist my foot so it "pops," which makes it feel better, but no form of pain relief lasts! I bought a pair of "yoga toes" which feels good, but the lump never goes away. Any suggestions about what this and what I can do about it?

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Hi there, Bunk -

First, my apologies it's taken someone this long to answer your question! I hope this situation has resolved by now, and if it has, perhaps you can come back and tell the people in this community what the diagnosis was and how it was treated? It might be helpful for someone going through the same issue. It sounds like it might be a bump forming to protect an injury, but only a doctor or podiatrist could tell you for certain after an exam and some imaging studies of your foot.

Here are some links on our site that you might find helpful:

What Your Feet Say About Your Health

Using Mindfulness Meditation to Alleviate Physical Pain

Everyday Ways to Protect Your Joints

Be well!