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Sudden nodule?
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04/11/11 18:28
runners 
04/11/11 18:28
runners 

Sudden nodule?

My husband and I both are long distance runners. On Saturday, after running 12km, my husband had some pain on his foot. It looked like plantar fascitis, because he felt pain just were the plantar fascia attaches to the heel bone. I gave him a 20 minutes massage, performing vigorous stretching exercises to the plantar fascia, achilles tendon... Then I placed a gel Ice pack for 20 minutes. Afterwards I took the ice pack and started warming up his foot but suddenly I noticed a tiny nodule in the middle of his arch. Rather smaller than a pea. I had not noticed the nodule before, while I was giving him the massage. So my first thought was: Oh, my god, I have caused the nodule!

Do you think a nodule can be formed in 20 minutes?

The nodule is not painful, so I do not think it is a fascitis inflammation. I think it is Ledderhose. He already has had Dupuytren on his hand for some years now. Moreover he has been taking chondroitin sulfate for 2 and a half months now, prescribed by his doctor, to treat his knee problems, and I have read that condroitin may also cause Ledderhose.

He will be visiting his doctor in a couple of days, as soon as possible. But I really appreciate your advice and suggestions.

Thank you for your help

04/11/11 21:17
wach 

Administrator

04/11/11 21:17
wach 

Administrator

Re: Sudden nodule?

Nodules can form quickly but then they are not related to Dupuytren's disease. Thereare many reasons for nodules and consulting a doctor is certainly the best advice.

Wolfgang

Edited 04/11/11 21:17

04/12/11 09:13
runners 
04/12/11 09:13
runners 

Re: Sudden nodule?

Thank you, Wolfgang. We have arranged a visit to the doctor for next week. I will let you know what he says.

Kind regards,

Elena

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