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I have a swollen spot on the ball of my foot and it hurts to walk on it. What do you think it might be? I have had planters fasciitis before in my heel and it feels like that but not as painful.

Please note that I am not a

Please note that I am not a physician and I cannot diagnose any medical condition. Even if I could it would be imprudent to do so without the aid of a physical examination.

A swollen spot on the ball of your foot could be many things. I guess you have probably ruled out plantar fasciitis since your recent symptom is localized and not diffuse throughout the entire plantar surface of the foot (as in plantar fasciitis), and it is not as painful as before.

There are many things this swollen spot could be, so the only way to get a definitive diagnosis is to see a podiatrist or other qualified healthcare professional.

It is possible that this is a plantar wart, cellulitis, a blister, a localized irritation, or a growth, eihter benign or malignant.

As you can see, there are many possibilities as to what this swollen area on the bottom of your foot could possibly be, including things I haven't mentioned. Your best bet is to consult with a local healthcare practitioner and determine exactly what is going on. From there you can create an effective treatment plan.

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