Re: Strange bump on my large toe.
As with so many problems that folks write in here to be diagnosed, the descriptions, although in some detail, are often not medical grade and tend to assert lay opinion as fact, which may or may not be the case. Although the bump may be strange to YOU, it well might be something that a podiatrist sees frequently. It would seem to me that your best and most productive course of action would be to have a professional hands-on diagnosis, and then, if you still need assistance in precisely what it is or how it can be treated or why your doctor may have selective one form of treatment and the pros and cons of that decision or if their are alternatives, THAT would make a good topic for a post. Forums are not equipped with the required tools for diagnosis, especially when only lay descriptions are available which might not be as a doctor is use to hearing them. "Any ideas?" are only productive if they are correct, otherwise they simply muddy the waters and might even cause harmful treatment to be tried.
Last edited by FootDoc; 2nd June 2009 at 02:31 PM.