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Swollen ankle, tiny lump on right side of heel. What could it be ?

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Hi Ive had a swollen ankle for a few months and now I've noticed a tiny lump on the right side of my heel.sometimes my foot aches. Can you tell me what it could be
Posted Fri, 13 Jul 2012 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Raju A.T 5 hours later

Thanks for your query.

Sudden appearance of pain and swelling in a joint or on a bone indicates there is an injury to the bone (Hair line fracture) or a ligament tear.

I would like to know some more details on the problem to understand better and opine you specifically.

Did you have any injury in the past ?
If you had an injury ,how was it treated ?
Have you taken any xrays of the affected ankle ?
Is the lump tender and soft ?

Anticipating your response.
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