Large lump on inside of my foot
I have a lump 1.25 inches in diameter perfectly round and dome shaped(taller/larger in the middle:shorter/smaller one ther sides) protruding out the side of my left foot about mid way between my ankle and the knuckle of my big toe. It is solid and rock hard it does not move at all. It is very painful at all times, tender to the touch, has been continuously growing over the past 6 weeks and is a mystery to my primary doctor.
Nothing helps with the pain and in the past 2 weeks it has gotten to where it keeps me up at night. I've tried ice, heat, elevation, ibprophin, vicodin, tylenol, naproxyn and various combos of all of the above. I am a bartender so unfortunatly I have to be on my feet but I wear supportive cushioned shoes and rest as often as I can however even on my days off the pain stays consistently unbearable.
I am on a waiting list to get into a podiatrist and in the meantime the pain is actually starting to leave me frustrated and a little depressed. I'm 32 years old and otherwise very healthy and active I am the sole provider for my family and this thing with my foot is already hurting my income and I'm worried in the months to come it will hurt us worse.
What I want to know is what might it be? What should I do for now to control the pain and continue to function with my daily activities?
Also my primary keeps saying I may need surgury and the podiatrist she referred me to is a surgeon but there is no explaination as to what kind of surgery or how long the recovery would be. If anyone has any suggested info on that I would appreciate it because I need to start planning now if I'm going to be off work for any period of time having foot surgery.