+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 20 of 20



  1. #1
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Lump under my third toe?

    I noticed that I have a slightly painful hard bump on the underside of my middle toe on my left foot. It's just a little tender just above the point where my toe meets my foot.

    The right foot has a slightly smaller bump and it doesn't hurt.

    I just started back to dance class after a long hiatus and we did some work on the balls of our feet--could it be something from that?

    Any idea what it may be?


  2. #2
    Ultimate BHUZzer ssipes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    southern Illinois
    Posts
    5,381

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    How deep is it? If it feels like its a thickening of the skin, it could be a callous or blister from not being used to the demipoint work.

    If it feels like a hard little lump below the skin, it might be a ganglion. These tend to come and go and generally don't require treatment unless they become very painful.

    I could say toe cancer, but that would just be the hypchondriac in me talking ;-)


  3. #3
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    TOE CANCER! That is, of course, what I first thought.

    It isn't callousy or blistery--it's hard and it's below the skin's surface. It doesn't move.


  4. #4
    Established BHUZzer txchic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    839

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Planter's wart?


  5. #5
    Established BHUZzer Sirius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    779

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    ...
    Last edited by Sirius; 12-06-2009 at 04:09 PM.


  6. #6
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    It's not a plantar's wart--had one of those so I know it's not that. I'm not sure what a corn is--but I will google it.


  7. #7
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    This particular bump isn't a corn (however, I found out that I do have one...learning something new everyday).


  8. #8
    Advanced BHUZzer aamel_MirahAmmal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,311

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Quote Originally Posted by mish_mish View Post
    TOE CANCER! That is, of course, what I first thought.
    Well...fortunately that's probably really very unlikely. :-)

    As bizarre as it sounds, it could even potentially be something as simple as a chip off of a bead or something that got lodged in your foot skin without you noticing at some point and then some excess skin/scar tissue formed around it (I had that happen once). Or the start of a plantar's wart but starting from deep inside instead of from the outside. Or maybe even just a weird little skin and fat deposit that has formed, even a pull/spasm in a tiny, tiny muscle...or one of many other weird little foot ailments. With excessive barefoot dancing, I've had a lot of funny little things like that come and go with my feet--and the "connecting points" (which are near the edge of the thicker skinned pads of the foot and toes but aren't as well protected themselves) seem a little more vulnerable to the "weird" stuff. If it's bugging you/hurting you when you walk/etc., and it lasts more than a couple of days without improving (despite taking some reasonable measures to protect it etc., you may want to get it looked at, just to see what it is and what course of action is appropriate.


  9. #9
    Official BHUZzer Aniseteph's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    UK
    Posts
    302

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    I've got a ganglion! Mine's on my wrist, a weird little painless bump that feels like it could be just a bit of cartilage on the bone. It's been there several months but seems to be going now. According to husband the traditional cure is to give it a hefty whack with the family bible (I didn't; my bible is far too small).

    And I got a hard little nodule once on a tendon in my palm which was an RSI thing, and went after a couple of weeks.


  10. #10
    Established BHUZzer 1shadylady's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    833

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Aniseteph View Post
    I've got a ganglion! Mine's on my wrist, a weird little painless bump that feels like it could be just a bit of cartilage on the bone. It's been there several months but seems to be going now. According to husband the traditional cure is to give it a hefty whack with the family bible (I didn't; my bible is far too small).

    And I got a hard little nodule once on a tendon in my palm which was an RSI thing, and went after a couple of weeks.
    That is exactly the remedy I have heard!


  11. #11
    Established BHUZzer Sirius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    779

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    ...
    Last edited by Sirius; 12-06-2009 at 04:09 PM.


  12. #12
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Out out damned ganglion cyst!

    I think I may have it check out if it isn't better in a day or so.


  13. #13
    Established BHUZzer Sirius's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    779

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    ...
    Last edited by Sirius; 12-06-2009 at 04:09 PM.


  14. #14
    Ultimate BHUZzer ssipes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    southern Illinois
    Posts
    5,381

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Quote Originally Posted by mish_mish View Post
    Out out damned ganglion cyst!

    I think I may have it check out if it isn't better in a day or so.
    Let me know if you need someone to whack it...g.:

    I have a very large family bible that (surprise) does nothing but gather dust. I would love to whack a toe ganglion with it.


  15. #15
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssipes View Post
    Let me know if you need someone to whack it...g.:

    I have a very large family bible that (surprise) does nothing but gather dust. I would love to whack a toe ganglion with it.
    Does it have to be a bible? I have a HUGE Shakespeare anthology. Something about unbaptized me getting hit with the bible is a little disturbing on a couple of levels--probably mostly because I would really, really deserve it!..l;,


  16. #16
    A journey of ten thousand miles begins with a single post. Lauren_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Posts
    14,560

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Quote Originally Posted by ssipes View Post
    I have a very large family bible that (surprise) does nothing but gather dust. I would love to whack a toe ganglion with it.
    ..l;, Funniest sentence ever (with lead-in)


  17. #17
    Advanced BHUZzer aamel_MirahAmmal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    1,311

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren_ View Post
    ..l;, Funniest sentence ever (with lead-in)
    Oh, I'm loving it out of context too......l;,

    Headed straight to hell, I am. Now where is that handbasket, anyway...?


  18. #18
    Mega BHUZzer Linnyg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    2,980

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    [QUOTE=aamel_MirahAmmal;169062
    As bizarre as it sounds, it could even potentially be something as simple as a chip off of a bead or something that got lodged in your foot skin without you noticing at some point and then some excess skin/scar tissue formed around it (I had that happen once). [/QUOTE]

    My brother actually had something like that happen once. He stepped on a really sharp rock (he is a little weird and doesn't wear shoes if he can help it). He ignored/didn't feel it and a few months later I saw the bottom of his foot. It was pretty nasty. He also hates doctors so he cut it out right there on my mothers porch. It didn't hurt him much from all the callouses on his feet so it could very well happen and you not feel it.


  19. #19
    Ultimate BHUZzer latriamou's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Abingdon,MD
    Posts
    9,261

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    Quote Originally Posted by aamel_MirahAmmal View Post
    Oh, I'm loving it out of context too......l;,

    Headed straight to hell, I am. Now where is that handbasket, anyway...?
    My friend's response to going straight to hell is:
    "..isn't that where the party is anyway? barbeque every night!"
    ..l;, ..l;, ..l;,


  20. #20
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Re: Lump under my third toe?

    I was thinking how one never knows where a Bhuz thread will lead.

    There are many Bhuz threads that I may have predicted would have lead to the suggestion of hitting me with a bible. This thread was not one of those threads.


Similar Threads

  1. Numbness in and around big toe...help?
    By flimflamgirl in forum Belly Dance Beauty & Costuming
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 05-01-2008, 07:37 AM
  2. Time for another terminology question!
    By deelybopper in forum Belly Dance Instructor Center
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 12-17-2007, 03:46 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Statistics
  • Threads 41,405
  • Posts 596,449
  • Members 38,201
  • Welcome to our newest member, Indigocello


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53