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Ganglion Cyst Under Toe
Have a small ganglion cyst on back of big toe at the base. If surgically removed what is recovery like & will cyst come back?
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
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
Probably leave it: If it is pea sized, the best approach will be wait and watch as long as you do not have pain or discomfort. ...Read more
I have a small bump just above the little toe, doesn't hurt. Ganglion cyst? Which I have had on my wrist for some years as well.
Maybe: Could be a ganglion or a corn from a hammertoe or a wart. A picture would help to diagnose this. ...Read more
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?
Depends: It depends on location, size, depth. Also pain is perceived differently by people. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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?
Is ganglion cyst on top of foot possibly gotten more easily or related to possible undifferentiated connective tissue disease?
I have pain on my left wrist. It hurts when I bend it foward and backwards & I had a ganglion cyst surgically removed from my left foot 2 years ago?
There's no question-: -but they R not related.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
I have a cyst on my lower back that I think might be a ganglion cyst I have symptoms of pain in my buttock that goes all the way down to my foot what are my options for pain relieve?
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
I've had a ganglion cyst on my foot aspirated 2 days ago. The tendons around the site are sore. Can I expect them to settle down soon?
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
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