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Tumors on the foot, ankle, and lower leg are common. Over 99% are benign. Tumors often cause abnormal pressure to adjacent tissue with associated pain. Tumors of the nerves or putting pressure on the nerves are especially painful.
Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis resection
Any lump should be evaluated for signs of malignancy. Fast growing lesions are of significant concern. Skin lesions that are changing color, have irregular borders, or are getting larger should be evaluated. Discolored skin lesions that bleed or develop wounds are also of significant concern.
Skin lesions that cause concern can be biopsied. Abnormal bumps can be evaluated with diagnostic ultrasound or MRI.