I found a small lump about 1 cm. in diameter under my ankle bone a few months ago. So I seen an orthopedic surgeon about it. She did an x-ray and said it was a peroneal tuberosity or possible ganglion cyst. She said the x-ray didn't show calcification. She did not biopsy it or order an MRI, & sent me home. She said nothing to worry about. I got a second opinion from a podiatrist. He felt of the lump & area, and said it could be a small cyst that devleoped on my tendon after injury (i sprained it a few months ago), but he wasn't sure. He did an x-ray & said it showed soft tissue calcification. He said the lump was too small to biopsy. He is ordering an MRI for further evaluation. The lump isn't painful itself, but when pressed or bothered makes me ankle area hurt & ache. I'm confused. Does this sound like cancer? What should I do? I'm 29 & female.
The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of ankle lump. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your podiatrist orthopedician based on your symptoms to diagnose it properly:
Tumors, benign and cancerous are cause of soft tissue calcification.Ankle cyst is another cause of calcification. Synovial sarcomas often contain flecks of calcification which may be evident on the plain film before there is a palpable lump.
Hi I was reading your post and have the same issue, I Have two small lumps almost as hard as bone,one less than i centimeter away from my ankle and another futher down. They sprung up last summer, I thought they would go away since i had issues with my feet before. I work in a library and run so im on my feet quite often. I have some discomfort when i rotate my ankle because of one of the lumps is so close to the joint. I was wondering what ur diagnosis was to maybe help me.
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