Growths on instep on both feet

I am a 56 year old female who developed hard, approx. 1″ long, painful growths on both insteps. I noticed these developed after several days of foot cramps. The cramps have stopped but the growths remain. They seem to be attached to a tendon. Since they are in the instep, it doesn’t really hurt when I walk, only when I touch them. What is this condition called?

2 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Thank you for your answer! I looked up this condition and the pictures look like the growths on my feet. I’m thinking that the cramps I had caused this condition to occur. They are not growing and the pain is so far manageable. If any thing changes, I will see a podiatrist.

  2. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question. Without examining you or seeing a picture it is hard for me to know exactly what you are describing.

    Can you can attach a picture? With this little information the first thing that comes to mind is plantar fibromas which are soft tissue masses within the plantar fascia. They are completely benign and if become painful in shoes can be surgically removed.

    I hope this helps!

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    Dr. Emily Splichal
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