After seeing a podiatrist for an evaluation , he has deteemined that I should have surgery. The outpatient surgery should only last 20 minutes or so. However I will be in a foot cast for 4 weeks to relieve tension on the area as not to get scar tissue. Is there any other way of treating this problem? I have not discovered another on the other foot and am fearful of more appearing. These lumps are painful when pressure is put on the.