There are a various causes of soft tissue masses or skin lesions on the foot and leg. It is important to perform a self evaluation of your feet and legs daily after the shower. Make sure to inspect in between your toes as well. Things to look for are: discolored areas, pronounced lumps, painful masses, wounds (especially if they are not healing), and raised areas of skin. Has the area grown in size? Has the area become painful? Has the area changed color or shape? If you notice an area of concern, do not hesitate to make an appointment with a foot doctor. It is better to get a proper workup early, rather than later, in order to pave a plan of treatment. Your podiatrist may take xrays, perform a biopsy, order an MRI, order labs, etc. The area of question may be cancerous or may be something completely benign, like a wart. It is important to clear your mind by seeking proper evaluation and treatment early. Your podiatrist can also educate you on preventative measures. If you suspect an area of concern on your skin of the foot or leg, please call us at 561-626-3338.