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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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I got an ultrasound done for pain in my lower Achilles' tendon. It bruises up whenever I walk a long distance. Turns out, I have three small cysts ranging from 4mm to 6mm. Since I'm on my feet a lot, I went to a podiatrist & got orthotics & orthopaedic sh

I got an ultrasound done for pain in my lower Achilles' tendon. It bruises up whenever I walk a long distance. Turns out, I have three small cysts ranging from 4mm to 6mm. Since I'm on my feet a lot, I went to a podiatrist & got orthotics & orthopaedic sh

Try and See.: I would love to see if your other heel would show "cysts" also. I'm not sure if the orthotics and/or orthopedic shoes are going to help, but, give them a try and see. "Bruising up" implies damaging of blood vessels and subsequent leaking of blood into the tissue area. The Achilles tendon, like most tendons, does not have a great blood supply. What is causing the bruising? ...Read more

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How concerning is a pulled or strained tendon in foot?

The reason To: Take care of something is to ensure the condition does not worsen. Example: a strained posterior tibial tendon in a person with a flatfoot could potentially be devastating if not treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how dangerous is a pulled or strained tendon in foot?

Can you tell me how dangerous is a pulled or strained tendon in foot?

That would depend on: How bad the strain was. Usually, for the most part these are not dangerous injuries but more annoyances that you can't do what you want. Rest, ice, or heat after the first 48 hours are good. You can brace or wrap the injured region. ...Read more

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Severe tightening of flexor hallucis longus tendon in foot?

Stretch: If the flexor tendon is too tight it will also cause cramping of the arch area. You need to stretch out your great toe by hyperextending it gradually (holding your big toe toward your face) also use some icy hot, etc. Make sure that you stretch this at least 2 times daily, and before and after exercise.Good support is also needed in the shoes. ...Read more

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Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?

Have a subluxing/snapping extensor tendon in foot after injury (by 4th met). Doc said only cure for this is surgery. Is this true?

Snapping tendon: It is possible that over time, the bony callous (thickened area) will consolidate and remodel so that it is thinner, and at that point, the tendon may not snap over it. Time will tell. ...Read more

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I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?

Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic.. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more

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I just had my tendon cyst removed but i'm still worried? Will this form a keloid?

I just had my tendon cyst removed but i'm still worried? Will this form a keloid?

Scar: If you have had trouble in the past then you can be evaluated for steps to take regarding scar massage, silicone sheet coverage of the area, and other treatments such as a steroid on injection if necessary. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more