Southeastern Pennsylvania Cysts & Soft Tissue Masses
Board-Certified Podiatrists in Newtown, Warminster & Surrounding Areas
Soft tissue masses are the growths of cells occurring anywhere in the body. It is not unusual for soft tissue masses to appear on the feet, so if you notice a large, soft lump on your foot, it could be a soft tissue mass. They are usually round, but they can also appear in a long and narrow shape. Most will be painful to the touch but do not usually cause discomfort if left alone. There is a chance that a soft tissue mass can lead to various harmful cysts or tumors, which is why it is important to have it examined by a medical professional as soon as possible.
Types of Soft Tissue Masses & Cysts
The majority of soft-tissue masses on the foot are non-cancerous, but there is no way to know what type of mass they are without an examination. If you have found a soft tissue mass on your foot, contact Bux-Mont Foot & Ankle Care Centers as soon as possible. We can help you remove the cysts & soft tissue mass.
Some of the most common benign types of soft tissue masses include:
- Ganglion Cysts– Fluid-filled cysts that normally occur on the side of the foot. They may shrink or enlarge on a day-to-day basis.
- Eccrine Poroma – A noncancerous tumor usually found on the soles of the feet. They may appear as reddish or brownish lumps with a rounded or flat surface.
- Glomus Tumor – This soft tissue mass is usually found beneath the nail
- Intractable Plantar Keratoma – a type of callus that appears under the weight-bearing surfaces of the foot.
- Mucoid Cyst – A common cyst usually found near toenails
Treatment & Causes of Masses and Cysts
The exact cause of a cyst or ganglion mass is unknown, it is believed they are caused by trauma or injury in the joint or tendon. When a cyst is found in the foot or ankle, it can also be a tumor. Although these tumors are benign and non-cancerous, they disrupt normal functioning and cause immobility in the feet.
Treatments for cysts will depend on the severity of your case but most cyst removals will require surgery and in other cases, a patient may receive a splint or cast that requiring them to wear crutches for several days or up to three weeks.
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