A hard lump in your foot could have a wide variety of underlying causes. Damage or injury to the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves of the foot can cause a hard lump to develop. Some foot lumps are caused by skin problems, such as skin tags, cysts, and neurofibromas. These conditions are usually benign. Inflammation in the foot from various types of arthritis, such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout, can also cause foot lumps, as can inflammation from infections. Pressure from wearing ill-fitted shoes, warts, corns, bunions, and Morton’s neuroma are other common reasons why you may have a hard lump in your foot. For a proper diagnosis and treatment plan, consult with a podiatrist.Foot PainFoot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with Dr. Sergey Losyev from Global Podiatry of NY & NJ. Our doctor will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.CausesFoot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:BunionsHammertoesPlantar FasciitisBone SpursCornsTarsal Tunnel SyndromeIngrown ToenailsArthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)Flat FeetInjury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)And moreDiagnosisTo figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.TreatmentTreatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.If you have any questions, please feel free to contact one of our offices located in Morganville, NJ, Bay Street in Brooklyn, and Ocean Avenue in Brooklyn, NY. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.