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Have a ganglion foot cyst. Dr said it may get better on its own within a month. If not get cortisone shot. Do you agree with treatment plan?

Have a ganglion foot cyst. Dr said it may get better on its own within a month. If not get cortisone shot. Do you agree with treatment plan?

Ganglion cysts: If they are true ganglion cysts do not respond to cortisone and never completely go away by themselves . They might get smaller for a while but will come back. The only definitive treatment is surgical removal ...Read more

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Ganglion (Definition)

Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more


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I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?

I had a ct after lump and bruise on foot. It showed ganglion cyst. Can a radiologist tell it is a ganglion and not a tumor or sarcoma from a CT scan?

With contrast, yes.: If the CT was done with contrast, then the radiologist would likely be able to tell the difference between a cyst and a tumor. A ganglion cyst would have negligible enhancing tissue, while a sarcoma would be a solid lesion with significant enhancement. ...Read more

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Cyst like on top my left foot and diagnosed of protruding bone called Ganglion exostosis. foot doctor said I need a surgery. is this true?

Cyst like on top my left foot and diagnosed of protruding bone called Ganglion exostosis. foot doctor said I need a surgery. is this true?

We all need somthing: Sounds like you have an exostosis, which is nothing more than an outgrowth of bone, and a ganglion cyst. If the condition is causing pain, numbness or a problem with the functioning of your foot, then surgery is probably called for. If, however, you have a lump and no symptoms associated with it, then, you have the opportunity of holding off on the surgery for what I call a "wait see". ...Read more

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What is a ganglion in the foot (cyst)?

What is a ganglion in the foot (cyst)?

Ganglion: A ganglion is an outpocketing of an injured or inflamed tendon that fills with a gelatinous fluid. It is usually responsive to drainage and compression therapy. ...Read more

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What is the cause go a ganglion cyst on the foot?

Inflammation: Usually inflammation that causes injury to the joint capsule with outgrowth of the synovial lining. ...Read more

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Why is my ganglion (on the top of my foot) hard and immoveable? It has recently become very painful and difficult to walk. Should I be concerned?

Why is my ganglion (on the top of my foot) hard and immoveable? It has recently become very painful and difficult to walk. Should I be concerned?

Pushing too hard.: Ganglions can come in all sizes, colors, firmness levels and mobility levels. Sometimes, however the hardness is confused with an underlying bony projection. Either way, if the mass in question is located too close to a nerve, then one can expect numbness, tingling, burning or pain. To remove concern, have it evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst of the foot from?

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 are benign and treated when they become painful or are enlarging. ...Read more

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What do I do about a ganglion cyst on my foot?

Surgery: If it causes a problem such as pain or issues with your shoes fitting comfortably then seek a good surgeon to remove it. ...Read more

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