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A 59-year-old female asked:

what causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery 43 years experience
Exact cause unknown.: But is thought to be due to a weakness in the capsule of the joint and due to increased pressure within the joint, a ganglion cyst develops. No, to 2nd part of your question, but I am sure it can cause it to become bigger.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
It forms: No one really know why....We do know it can come from a joint, a tendon etc...

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