Painful "bumps" (called exostosis) are enlargements of the bone on the foot. It can be a bunion, tailor's bunion, Haglund's deformity, or a bony bump noted any place a pressure point may arise on the foot. It is often caused by a biomechanical abnormality that is inherited. It can also be caused by a bony growth. The symptoms can be associated with shoe irritation. Pain, redness and swelling over the bump are common symptoms as a result of shoe irritation. Exostosis are usually diagnosed based on clinical examination. X-rays are often performed to determine the extent and cause of the deformity.
Treatment is designed to remove pressure from the bump. This can be achieved with wider shoes, OTC innersoles by 10 second pressure relief insoles, pre-molded orthotics by Ortho-Dynamic and various accommodative padding by Footsupplystore.com. By removing irritation from the bump the inflammation should subside. Rest, ice and elevation can also be effective in decreasing inflammation.
If pain persist, one should seek treatment by a podiatrist.