Don’t Ignore Soft Tissue Masses on Your Feet

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Soft tissue masses on the feet and ankles can be routine or dangerous. Generally, the removal of them stops the problem before it starts. If you have any soft tissue masses on your feet, our great team at the Foot and Ankle Centers of North Houston, located in Texas, can assist you with removing them and making sure they’re not anything more dangerous than they appear at one of our following locations: Northwest Houston (281) 444-4114, Northeast Houston (281) 446-7773, Tomball (281) 351-8866, Liberty Dayton (936) 336-2633, The Woodlands (936) 231-8500 and Atascocita (281) 883-4849.

Soft Tissue Masses of the feet and ankles include both benign and malignant masses as well as lesions. Fortunately, malignant soft tissue lesions are not common and the soft tissue masses forming on the foot are usually not dangerous tumors. However, when the masses do turn out to be malignant, they tend to be synovial or clear cell sarcoma, leiomyosarcoma, and fibrogus histiocytoma. The soft tissue tumors that are benign include deep fibromatosis, lipoma, haemangioma or synovial proliferations. They can cause pain and discomfort and can develop in tendons, fat or even muscle. As for a diagnosis, an MRI is generally helpful in determining whether the mass is benign or malignant as benign masses are the most common types of tumors in the foot and ankle.  They form between or toes, on top of the foot or on the outside of the ankle. They cause increasing pain as they expand.

Another way to determine the exact nature of the soft tissue tumor includes a biopsy. This will determine if the mass needs to be removed via a proper surgical procedure. Generally, treatment includes the removal of them with little risk to nearby blood vessels, nerves or bones. Removal provides the patient with a great chance of preventing the recurrence of the particular tumor.              

Since this condition can become a serious issue, although not commonly, please contact us today and we’ll provide you with peace of mind through state of the art tools for diagnosis and proven treatment methods.