Extremely painful bump on the bottom of my foot
Hello, I am new to this forum and found it by searching for an answer to the pain I am experiencing. On the bottom of my right foot I have hard pea sized lump under the skin. It's about an inch down from the area between my 2nd and 3rd toes. The skin is red where the bump is and the surrounding area appears to be whiter than the rest of my foot. I noticed it about a week ago and it was sore but not painful, I figured I'd somehow bruised it without knowing. By the following day, the soreness turned into pain and it seems as though each day has progressively gotten worse. My foot has some swelling now and the pain at times radiates down into my toes, sometimes tingling and feeling almost numb. For the past 3 days I've been in constant pain...walking, sitting, laying. When I walk it feels like I am walking on a marble. I've tried ice packs, anti inflammatories, elevation. Nothing seems to make it feel better. I do have an appointment with a podiatrist but they couldn't squeeze me in until next week. Any advice or insight is greatly appreciated.