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Lump inside foot with numbness, cold sensation. Treatment?

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Hi! I've been having a strange issue with my left foot. I'll start to feel like there is a lump inside my foot between my third and fourth today, and with a bit of numbness/cold sensation in those toes. It is painful to walk on, but typically goes away in an hour or so. A few hours later, I'll have a large bruise on the top of my foot and extending down my fourth toe. This has happened 8-10 times in the past 3 months. I am a runner, but the first few times it happened were immediately after getting out of bed in the morning. The past few times it has been mid-day. (The second picture is how the bruise is looking later in the day today.)

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I have read your query with diligence .
It looks from your detail that you may have A march fracture in your foot .The pain and the bruise issue may be due to this.You should have an X-Ray of foot to rule out this stress fracture in your foot.At this time I will advice to avoid heavy activities & keep your limb elevated on a pillow to have relief.This may need a supportive cast or splint for relief on confirmation.
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Patient replied :

Thank you for your response! A stress fracture does make sense I suppose. Today it is slightly tender if I press on the top of my foot, but does not hurt to walk on at all. Is this typical of a stress fracture?

Yes,sometime presentation is with less pain.x ray will be helpful specially within next 2weeks.Within this duration it may show callus or healing bone.
With best wishes.

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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