A 18-year-old female asked:
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i'm a gymnast and i have a painful, bony bump on the top of my foot. it goes away sometimes but when it is there it hurts to flex, walk and touch it.

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Dr. Michael Patney
33 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Ganglion cyst: Likely this is a ganglion cyst with the history of coming and going. It is fluid pushed out of the joint that forms a cyst. The more inflamed the joint, the more fluid is produced and the bigger the cyst. It can cause tension on nearby nerves contributing to the pain you are feeling.
Answered on Jul 4, 2013
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Dr. Stewart Jones
24 years experience Podiatry
When inflamed, these can feel like a bony prominence. However, if it comes and goes then this most likely a ganglion cyst.
Feb 20, 2013
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
See a foot doc: To find out exactly what it is and what your treatment options are.
Answered on Feb 20, 2013

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