Medical Questions > Cancer > Bone Cancer Forum

Hard growth under ankle bone

User Profile
I noticed a hard (bone like) growth under my right lateral ankle bone a few months ago. I am now experiencing pain that comes and goes continuously throughout the day. The pain lasts only a few seconds. It is not related to activity. The hard growth is not tender to touch. I have no recall of injury to this ankle. What would you suggest?

Did you find this post helpful?

User Profile
replied March 25th, 2010
Bone Cancer Answer A10939
It is not possible to provide a specific diagnosis over the internet. However, this lesion may represent an overgrowth of bone, known as an osteoma.

Because I cannot examine you (obviously), you will have to see an orthopedic surgeon, and you will likely require x-rays of this area, in order to rule-out potentially more serious abnormalities.

Sincerely/ Robert A. Wascher, MD, FACS



A landmark, evidence-based guide to a healthy cancer-prevention lifestyle, based on cutting-edge cancer research.
Did you find this post helpful?
This question has been answered by the doctor. This topic is now open for public discussion, however no comments below this point will be answered by a doctor.
DISCLAIMER: "Ask a Doctor" questions are answered by certified physicians and other medical professionals. For more information about experts participating in the "Ask a Doctor" Network, please visit our medical experts page. You may also visit our Bone Cancer , for moderated patient to patient support and information.

The information provided on eHealth Forum is designed to improve, not replace, the relationship between a patient and his/her own physician. Personal consultation(s) with a qualified medical professional is the proper means for diagnosing any medical condition.