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can you get a ganglion cyst on your foot

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Dr. Frank Kase
44 years experience Podiatry
MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk'(from where the ganglion originated) . Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Gangl ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
MRI: If you have had 3 surgeries and no resolution than an MRI would be called for to see the exat etent of the cyst.
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Dr. Shawn Hennigan
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Done: If it reoccurs after one attempt, it is very unlikely that aspiration alone will be a permanent fix. If it is painful, consider having it surgically e ... Read More
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Dr. Stewart Jones
23 years experience Podiatry
1-2: If the size of the ganglion does not appear to be improving each time, it is probably time to pull the plug and have it removed. These cysts are noto ... Read More
Dr. Michael Zapf
36 years experience Podiatry
No limit but....: There is no set number of times that a ganglion can be aspirated. Sometimes they go away with one and sometimes they persist. A persistent ganglion co ... Read More
A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Inflammation: Usually inflammation that causes injury to the joint capsule with outgrowth of the synovial lining.
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doctor: Assuming you are correct with your diagnosis, thru could be drained.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Discomfort: Since it is usually a surgical procedure ther will be some post op pain and swelling.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
It is a fluid : Filled sac, the contents are often gelatinous, it could arise from a joint, or tendon. Not sure, if we know exactly why they occur but they do. They a ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Ganglion cyst: If big and interfere with wearing shoes. Have it removed.
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
100%: Sure it's a ganglion icyst? If not the contents of that cyst should be sent to pathology to make sure it's benign. Once confirmed you can have your po ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Sure: Though I am not sure you will find a chiropodist anymore. Most are referred to as podiatrists. At least, in United States. I am unsure of other countr ... Read More
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