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What are these large lumps near the heels and is there any treatment for it ?

My son is 5 yrs old.he has recently developed large lumps on the bottom of both feet near his heels.I have had a mri and 2 sets of x-rays which got me no-where......he now has had these things for over a month.The doctor told me they have never seen this before and they don t look like they need to be removed.I just wanna know how he got these deposits,and what I can do to treat them?
Asked On : Tue, 13 Mar 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to HCM online:

The lumps have cause here for concern except Ohysically they are inconvenient to walk . Theycould be Lipoma, and other 19 causes have to considered before they are.:-

The following need to be ruled out./

History and examination will rule out actual situation.


Sebaceous cyst

Ingrown hair follicle (see Hair symptoms)




Callus formation

Scar tissue

Ruptured Achilles heel


Compartment syndrome

Achilles tendonitis

Calcaneal spur


Heel injury

Foot injury

However can you give me detailed account of the history or consult nearest doctor.

Answered: Tue, 13 Mar 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon Dr. Anubhav Gupta's  Response

Since the lumps are bilateral, the cause may be not only local but can be systemic or regional...can you describe the nature of the lumps in detail like they are hard,soft or firm to touch? how is the surrounding skin? is your son able to walk?

All these answers will help understand there nature...the next step may be a tissue FNAC perhaps....

The most important thing is to find the cause of these if you can send a Photograph...


Dr. Anubhav

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