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I have been to the doctors, I have possibly have a ganglion on the base of my 4th toe on my left foot. What is the way to deal with it long/short term?

I have been to the doctors, I have possibly have a ganglion on the base of my 4th toe on my left foot. What is the way to deal with it long/short term?

Ganglion: A ganglion cyst usually occurs in a tendon sheath, and is full of a lubricating fluid. A podiatrist can drain the fluid with a needle and inject an anti-inflammatory medication. Please don't try to treat it by striking it, which is more of a folk remedy. Ibuprofen or alleve, and ice, aren't likely to help much. ...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 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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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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I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

I have a ganglion cyst on my ankle and my doctor wants to do surgery but realized a blood clot is next to it. Will the blood clot affect surgery?

There are different: Types of (blood clots).... Anything that can be seen on the surface of the skin like black and blue etc is not a true blood clot. Blood clots that concern us medically are deep vein thrombosis.
You should be fine with removing the ganglion. Keep in mind his is elective surgery so if you needed to wait for the "clot" you speak of to go away first, that can be done. ...Read more

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What type of doctor should you see for a ganglion cyst?

What type of doctor should you see for a ganglion cyst?

Hand Surgeon: A hand surgeon is best trained to drain or remove a ganglion cyst of the hand or wrist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor for schamberg's disease on feet?

What type of doctor for schamberg's disease on feet?

It's a vascular: Related problem, but there isn't much to do for it. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor do you see for athletes foot?

Which type of doctor do you see for athletes foot?

Many possibilities: You could see your primary care doc, podiatrist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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What type of doctor treats depuytrens of the foot?

What type of doctor treats depuytrens of the foot?

Foot Doctor: Podiatrist and orthopedic surgeons would be the two type of doctors that you may want to consult with. ...Read more

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What are the different types of foot doctors?

What are the different types of foot doctors?

Podiatrists: Podiatrists are foot doctors. As with any specialty, there are specialist within the specialty (i.e. Wound care, sports medicine, etc.)
orthopedists - there are some foot and ankle specialists in orthopedics as well. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would I see to check circulation in the feet?

Which type of doctor would I see to check circulation in the feet?

Vascular surgeon: Your internal medicine doctor may check you. You could need a referral to a vascular surgeon depending on what the issue is. ...Read more

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A family member of mine has diabetes and has opensores on feet. What type of doctor should I see?

A family member of mine has diabetes and has opensores on feet. What type of doctor should I see?

DO NOT DELAY: It is important to have your feet checked by your physician on a regular basis if you have diabetes.
Diabetic patient should see a foot specialist (podiatrist)at least once a year)
if you see an open sore on your fooot, call your primary care physician as soon as possible- do not delay, . ...Read more

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What type of doctor will evaluate a drop foot?

What type of doctor will evaluate a drop foot?

Neurologist/orthopod: A neurologist can help diagnose the cause of a "drop foot." for bracing or reconstructive surgical options see an orthopaedic foot/ankle specialist. ...Read more

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Which type of doctor would be best to help a diabetic person close a wound on their foot?

Which type of doctor would be best to help a diabetic person close a wound on their foot?

Podiatrist.: A podiatrist is a very important member of your health care team, along with your primary care physician, endocrinologist, etc. We can provide nail care, check ups, wound care, write antibiotic prescriptions if necessary, perform surgery, and get you custom diabetic inserts and shoes to avoid future problems. ...Read more

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On the back of my feet my heals or big my doctor wants the bone to be shaved what type of surgery is needed?

On the back of my feet my heals or big my doctor wants the bone to be shaved what type of surgery is needed?

Haglund Heel.: Although I can't be certain, it sounds as though he wants to perform a Haglund procedure on your heel. This to remove an enlarged lump or bump on the back of your heel. Whether it is needed or not is to be decided by you after doing some due diligence and researching the pros and cons of the procedure. It is completely reasonable to acquire a second opinion for your added benefit. ...Read more

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2 year old son had electric shock 1 month ago. He still has the wound on both feet. Which type of doctor can best treat such wound?

2 year old son had electric shock 1 month ago. He still has the wound on both feet. Which type of doctor can best treat such wound?

Varies: Most wounds are monitored or treated by general surgeons. Many primary care doctors in Pediatrics, Family Medicine and Emergency room Medicine also have experience with these wounds. ...Read more

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Why do I have neuropathy in my feet when I don't have diabetes? How do I find out the cause of it? What type of doctor should I see to ask questions?

Why do I have neuropathy in my feet when I don't have diabetes? How do I find out the cause of it? What type of doctor should I see to ask questions?

Neurologist: There are many causes of neuropathy. Diabetes is just the most common. You should get a full work up by a neurologist to see if a cause can be determined ...Read more

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Hello doctor. I have circle type dry skin in the middle below my feet on both feet. It's upto one inch wide. I don't have pain but the skin is thik?

Hello doctor. I have circle type dry skin in the middle below my feet on both feet. It's upto one inch wide. I don't have pain but the skin is thik?

Calluses: Hi NArias,
I'm not quite sure what you mean by "circle type skin" but thick skin on the bottom of our feet are likely what we call calluses, thickened areas of skin that form because of repeated friction or rubbing on that area. They are very simple to remove and prevent. Many times it's just a matter of changing footwear. Additional info for you http://wb. Md/2p61Fsg

Hope this helps ...Read more

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What type of physician should I see for foot arch discomfort?

What type of physician should I see for foot arch discomfort?

Podiatrist: You can see a podiatrist, a foot specialist. They have the initials dpm at the end of their name. ...Read more

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What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

What type of doctor for foot joint pain?

Orthopedist or podia: An orthopedist, preferably an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist, or a podiatrist would be the two usual choices. ...Read more

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Severe cramping from foot to leg crippling me for hours? What type of doctor should I seek?

Severe cramping from foot to leg crippling me for hours? What type of doctor should I seek?

Go to ER: I would start by going to the ER. Since your pain is severe and persistent you need to make sure it is not a life threatening problem such as a blood clot or circulatory problem. They can then direct you to follow up with your family doctor or the appropriate specialist. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am having problems breathing deep. My legs and feet hurt all the time. What type of doctor should I see. I have pains in my chest sometimes.

I am having problems breathing deep. My legs and feet hurt all the time. What type of doctor should I see. I have pains in my chest sometimes.

Emergency room: Ultimately, a primary care doctor is the type that would be a good start. All that being said, if you are having chest pain, difficulty breathing, and pain/swelling in the legs; I would actually recommend you go to the ER immediately to make sure you do not have a pulmonary embolus or cardiac condition.. ...Read more

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What type of doctor do I see for my post dvt leg symptoms & pain. Pain getting worse as I age. Use compression sock already. Can't put feet up at work?

What type of doctor do I see for my post dvt leg symptoms & pain. Pain getting worse as I age. Use compression sock already. Can't put feet up at work?

Vascular surgeon: A vascular surgeon can evaluate your condition and suggest options for you. You may benefit from a higher degree of compression or perhaps an alternative type of compression such as a Circaid garment.

It is also advisable to evaluate for possibly correctable venous problems. ...Read more