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Painful foot lump after trauma. Will it ever go away?


3 weeks ago, a 8 lbs dumbbell felt down on the top of my foot. I was in excruciating pain for about an hour, but felt better after, no problem walking at all. Of course, it was swollen on the area where the dumbbell felt and it was bruised. I was able to walked fine.
All the bruising is gone but the lump is still there and is still very painful. I can't wear any shoes that put pressure on it. I am taking anti-inflammatory already twice a day because I have RA, so I think the inflammation should be under control. I'm also taking 5 mg of prednisone when needed. I do not have swelling due to RA nor do I have RA in my feet (only in ankles and knees).
Should I be worried about that lump? Will it ever go away? Should I consult a doctor? The lump has a diameter of about 2 inches.
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replied November 6th, 2014
Thank you for asking

as you already have a rheumatological condition it slows the recovery process of already slowed healing feet. It will go away. It needs a work up up though to rule out any bone fracture etc. If cleared then yes just symptomatic treatment will make it go away eventually.

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