If you’ve started to notice bumps around your feet, heels, and toes, it could be a ganglion cyst. Little Elm patients suffering from ganglion cysts should get them treated as soon as possible before they get worse.
If you’re tired of having unsightly bumps on your feet or if they’re causing you pain and discomfort, make sure that you call Dr. Verville today at (214) 285-8822. Depending on the severity of your cysts, treatment could be as simple as changing the type of shoes that you wear. But to get relief from your ganglion cysts, you first need to get in touch with Dr. Verville at (214) 285-8822.
What is a Ganglion Cyst?
If your feet are under a lot of stress and pressure or if they receive a lot of friction from your shoes or socks, your body will form a protective padding in the form of a ganglion cyst. Other foot conditions like bunions and hammer toes can cause cysts to form as well. The ganglion cysts themselves are filled with a clear, jelly-like fluid.
How Do I Know If I Have a Ganglion Cyst?
Little Elm patients should check to see if they have the following symptoms that could indicate they have ganglion cysts.
Thick, hard skin
Check the areas of your feet that get the most friction from your shoes. If you notice thick, rough, hard, skin, it could be a cyst.
If you have red, tender areas under the skin it could be from a ganglion cyst.
Ganglion cysts will also appear as raised bumps on your toes, heels, or feet.
Red, flaky, or waxy areas of skin on your feet are also symptoms of ganglion cysts.
Also, if the range of motion in your feet is restricted because of a bump or deformity, it could also be from a ganglion cyst.
Treatment Options for a Ganglion Cyst
Little Elm patients will get a customized treatment plan from Dr. Verville after their visit to address their unique circumstances. But here are a few of the treatment options for ganglion cysts.
New shoes and padding
One of the easiest treatments for ganglion cysts is to just change your shoes. Dr. Verville may also recommend taping your feet or wearing insoles or shoe supports.
Dr. Verville may prescribe some kind of pain medication to help relieve any discomfort.
Another common, non-surgical treatment for ganglion cysts is a custom orthotic device that you wear in your shoes to give support and relieve pressure.
If you have a more severe case of ganglion cysts, Dr. Verville may recommend surgery.
How to Get Started with Dr. Verville
The first step is to call our offices. You can expect to be treated with the highest respect whenever you call us or come into our offices. Our highly-trained and friendly staff always love meeting our new Little Elm patients and talking with them on the phone. If you have any questions at all, please feel free to call us.
After you call, the next step in the process is to set up a convenient time for you to come into our offices and meet with Dr. Verville. This first meeting is critical because Dr. Verville will get a chance to learn all about your medical history and your condition. Dr. Verville will also perform an examination and also answer any of your questions or concerns.
From there, Dr. Verville will develop a treatment plan with you that meets your needs and will help you get the absolute best possible result. Your treatment plan is unique to you and tailored to your needs. Dr. Verville has worked hard to create a practice where she works with all of her Little Elm patients in a collaborative fashion to make sure your treatment is right for you.
You don’t have to live with the discomfort of a ganglion cyst. Make sure that you call Dr. Verville today to learn more about how she can help alleviate your pain and get you back up and moving around in no time at all. Call our Little Elm area office at (214) 285-8822.