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Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?

Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?

Lump: Are you sure its a cyst and not soili? If its a cysts then its usually caused by a bone spur that needs to be removed to prevent recurrence. Any time you have boe surgery there is more pain than soft tissue surgery. ...Read more

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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After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.

After removal of small ganglion cyst on back of big toe how long might it be before I am able to use a treadmill.

1-2 weeks: Depends if by 'back' you mean sole, which could take longer. Need time for the skin to heal and as long as there is no major joint or tendon involvement you should be ready to go. However, as with any procedure, it will heal when it heals, and it's important to follow your doctor's advice as to your progress and resumption of activity. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

I was diagnosed with ganglion cyst on bottom of big toe. After 1 week cyst is no longer painful & swelling gone down. Will pain come back?

It could, but: It depends on what was the trigger for the ganglion to develop. Often it is from some sort of minor injury or irritation of the area. It also may never return, so there's no need to do anything other than wait and see. ...Read more

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Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...Read more

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I have a large ganglion cyst on large toe, previous surgery to toe, ceilectomy? Was performed, now appears to have bunion also, what to do?

I have a large ganglion cyst on large toe, previous surgery to toe, ceilectomy? Was performed, now appears to have bunion also, what to do?

You can try: Having it drained by a doctor the cyst) they do have a propensity to come back as they usually arise from a tendon sheath or the joint and open surgery may be necessary. With regards to a bunion, that would depend on if you have pain to decide what to do with it.,, ...Read more

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After small ganglion cyst is surgically removed from bottom of big toe will my foot be completely normal as it was before the cyst appeared?

Near normal: Ganglion cyst excision is typically very well tolerated. The symptoms that you were experiencing preop restively will likely improve. However, as with all surgical procedures there will be scarring and this may or may not be painless. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didn't work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

Ganglion cyst on toe, 1/4 inch wide. Doc wants to surgically remove. Draining didn't work. Cyst not bothering me or causing discomfort. Surgery needed?

No sooner No later.: The only thing that's "needed" is that you feel comfortable with having the cyst removed. If you have no discomfort, then have it removed when you're ready. After all, the cyst will probably still be there when you are ready. ...Read more

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Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?

May not: Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis. ...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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What does it feel like to have a ganglion cyst removed from the side of their foot?

What does it feel like to have a ganglion cyst removed from the side of their foot?

Depends: It depends on location, size, depth. Also pain is perceived differently by people. ...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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How should you treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

How should you treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

First, you need to: Make sure it is indeed a ganglion cyst. Have it examined. True cysts can be drained and possibly a cortisone injection placed in there to get it to go down and hopefully stay down. On the bottom of the foot there can be fibromas, another animal entirely. But get it checked out first to make sure the diagnosis is correct. ...Read more

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Is ganglion cyst on the foot safe to be removed by chiropodist?

Is ganglion cyst on the foot safe to be removed by chiropodist?

Training: You need to find out if the provider is surgically trained and board certified. In some countries chiropodists are surgeons but this term has gone by the wayside in the us and most are more appropriately called podiatrists or podiatric surgeons. ...Read more

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What can you do to treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

What can you do to treat a ganglion cyst on the bottom of the foot?

Surgery: One can try aspiration, which is have your doctor stick with a needle and draw off synovial fluid. This has high risk of recurrence. You can also have it surgically excised. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my foot as well as soft tissue damage. What does soft tissue damage mean?

Muscle, tendons: Soft tissue means anything other than the bone and thus usually means muscles, tendons, or even fascia. You need to ask him more about how to deal with it or prevent it from happening in the future. ...Read more

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My dr told me I have a ganglion cyst in foot that doesn't show up on x-rays. Will it go away on its own?

My dr told me I have a ganglion cyst in foot that doesn't show up on x-rays. Will it go away on its own?

Not likely: Although the cyst may be there, it does not mandate further care either. If there is growth or symptoms like pain or pressure, see a podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon to discuss further options on care. ...Read more

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Hi I had a ganglion cyst removed from the side of my foot. The surgery was just over 2 weeks ago. Stitches were removed 2 days ago. I'm still in pain w?

Hi I had a ganglion cyst removed from the side of my foot. The surgery was just over 2 weeks ago. Stitches were removed 2 days ago. I'm still in pain w?

Post operative-itis: Because of the tedious dissection involved in cyst removal, involved nerves can become irritated and remain that way after surgery. This condition usually resolves by itself, or can be treated at the appropriate time as determined by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Having ganglion cyst removed from my foot in a week. I think the cyst burst but I still feel something there and pain. Do I still need to have surgery?

Having ganglion cyst removed from my foot in a week. I think the cyst burst but I still feel something there and pain. Do I still need to have surgery?

Depends on the pain: Ganglion cyst is frequently associated with other problems in the joint that are causing the pain. However, give it a minimum of 6 weeks before thinking of any other procedures. ...Read more

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Is ganglion cyst on top of foot possibly gotten more easily or related to possible undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

Is ganglion cyst on top of foot possibly gotten more easily or related to possible undifferentiated connective tissue disease?

Yes: Soft tissue lesion need to be aspirated to obtain a diagnoses by a pathologist. See a Podiatrist to be sure this is a benign mass. It may be related to an autoimmune disease such as RA or simply from poor fitting shoes. ...Read more

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I have a recurring ganglion cyst on my left foot, 3 surgeries and it is back again. Is there any tests or procedures recommended to get rid of this?

MRI with contrast: It sounds like the surgeon did not completely remove the 'stalk' (from where the ganglion originated). Thus you were more prone to recurrence. Ganglion cysts are notorious for recurrence because oftentimes you cannot completely discern its origin. I recommend an MRI with contrast to accurately evaluate the extent and originationpart of the foot (joint or tendon) of the ganglion. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a ganglion cyst on my foot and it's small and hard as a bone but it really hurts to walk. How would I go about getting it removed?

Hello, I have a ganglion cyst on my foot and it's small and hard as a bone but it really hurts to walk. How would I go about getting it removed?

See foot specialist: A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet and ankles could easily help address your problem. ...Read more

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I was advised to have a Ganglion cyst surgically removed from bottom of left foot by Podiatrist. MRI done as well. Is this necessary?

No: A ganglion cyst is a swelling in a tendon sheath due to irritation from tendon moving within sheath. Before I do any resection I usually aspirate the fluid with a #16 gage needle and inject approximately 5 cc of kenalog 40. In most instances recurrence does not occur. Doing an MRI serves no purposes since the process is localized and doesn't involve other tissue. ...Read more

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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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

A benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the ...Read more