5 Months ago I sprained my ankle, but I still have pain. I think most of the damage has healed up, but I still have a hard lump on the top of my foot, that looks like a small "hill" under the skin. It doesn't feel like the swelling up which you get right after the ankle sprain happens, which is soft when you touch it. My lump is quite hard, and only hurts after I exercise or put force on it (for instance: put pressure on it with my fingers or something). It also becomes red in the area when it hurts.
Every website tells you what to do to reduce swelling, but it's only relevant for immediately after the ankle sprain happens. What can I do to remove the lump on my foot? Is there some kind of massage, laser, heat/cold treatment or something? I don't know I'm just throwing ideas.
It's not just the fact that the lump is ugly that worries me (because it makes my foot look deformed when you look at it from the side), I think that my foot hurts the most in that area. So to stop the pain I have to get rid of the lump.
Does anyone know what to do? Just throw me some ideas, even tell me if you know what the lump is at least and why it's there.