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A ganglion cyst is a sac filled with a jellylike fluid that originates from a tendon sheath or joint capsule. They are among the most common benign soft tissue masses. A common symptom is a noticeable lump and possible burning if the cyst is touching a nerve. Treatment options vary based on the severity and location of the ganglion cyst.
Ganglion cysts are caused by conditions that put added stress, pressure and friction on the bottom or ball of the foot. The most common foot problems that cause ganglion cysts are:
Luckily, most of these conditions are preventable and relatively easy to treat when discovered early.
A ganglion cyst will start with mild symptoms which escalate if you do not receive the proper medical care. The most common symptom of cysts of the feet include:
If you have persistent foot pain or a visible bump or deformity on your foot that decreases your movement it may be due to a severe cyst. A professional consultation from a podiatrist specializing in ganglion cyst surgery is recommended to be sure.
Treatment options for Frisco patients may vary based on the length of time the cysts have been present and the severity of pain the cysts are causing at the time of diagnosis. While treatment will vary from person to person, cysts are commonly treated by:
Depending on the severity of your cysts and the cause, you may require a surgical treatment to best treat your condition. Medical treatments for more severe cysts may include:
If you are suffering from pain or discomfort from ganglion cysts, call out Frisco office at (214) 385-8822 to schedule an appointment with Board Certified Dr. Verville.