Southeastern Pennsylvania Treatment for Ganglion Cysts
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Ganglion cysts are one of the most common benign soft-tissue masses. Mostly occurring in the wrist, they do however appear frequently on the foot. These types of cysts are jellylike and sac-filled. The word “ganglion” means “knot” and is used to describe the knot-like mass or lump that forms below the surface of the skin. Ganglia can usually be found on the top of the foot.
Causes & Symptoms of Ganglia
The main cause of ganglion cysts is still unknown today but possibly arises from injury or trauma and especially from excessive or repetitive trauma in one area. Ganglion cysts also vary in size and may get smaller and larger or even disappear over time.
A few symptoms that are associated with ganglion cyst include:
- Noticeable bump or mass anywhere from 1-3cm in diameter
- Inflammation or swelling around the cyst
- Persistent or chronic pain from simply moving your joints
- Burning or tingling sensation when cyst hits a nerve
- Trouble wearing normal footwear due to lump
Before we diagnose your ganglion cyst, we will perform a thorough assessment of your foot to understand the structure, shape, and skin around the cyst. We may also take an x-ray for additional imaging purposes so we can find the best treatment plan for your needs. At our practice, we try to avoid surgery whenever possible. However, when other treatment options fail and issues are reoccurring surgical intervention may be required.
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“The staff and physicians at Buxmont Foot & Ankle are amazing. The staff are compassionate, friendly, and went out of their way to keep me informed every step of the procedure. The doctor also made the treatment process simple.”- Sarah