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What causes a ganglionic cyst at the big toe joint. Can it be from bending the toe down repeatedly?

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Dr. Tariq Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Exact cause unknown.

But is thought to be due to a weakness in the capsule of the joint and due to increased pressure within the joint, a ganglion cyst develops.
No, to 2nd part of your question, but I am sure it can cause it to become bigger.

In brief: Exact cause unknown.

But is thought to be due to a weakness in the capsule of the joint and due to increased pressure within the joint, a ganglion cyst develops.
No, to 2nd part of your question, but I am sure it can cause it to become bigger.
Dr. Tariq Niazi
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry

In brief: It forms

No one really know why.
...We do know it can come from a joint, a tendon etc...

In brief: It forms

No one really know why.
...We do know it can come from a joint, a tendon etc...
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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