A 27-year-old female asked:
If i have a cyst on my ankle/back of foot, is surgery a must for removal? it is very hard and my foot falls asleep often for no reason. thank you.
2 doctor answers • 4 doctors weighed in
Podiatry 35 years experience
Cyst: If you have had it evaluated , then your treating physician should discuss that with you. If you have not and are self diagnosing , you should see a physician so it can be discussed . Start with your podiatrist
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Podiatry 28 years experience
There are : Different types of cysts. Having said that as long as the lesion is benign then you don't have to do surgery.
Your foot falling asleep is a concern and I am not sure the two are related. I would follow up with doc to find out why the foot falls asleep often thats not a good thing.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2015
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