Cysts are fluid filled masses under the skin. Common cysts
include synovial cysts, ganglia, and cutaneous mucoid
cysts. Most cysts of the feet are located just under the skin
and are mildly painful because of pressure from your shoes. A
sharper pain can be felt if the cyst presses on a nerve.
Signs and Symptoms
You will probably notice swelling on or around a joint or tendon
in the foot. It may or may not be painful.
Comfortable, well-fitting shoes are the best preventative
measures against cysts although the cause of ganglion cysts is
unknown. Certain cysts such as the synovial or ganglionic
cysts can be found in tendon or bone which makes treatment much
more difficult. Cysts are normally removed through surgery
and usually be done right in our in-office surgical suite.
The procedure involves dissecting the cyst from the
surrounding soft tissues and removing it. The recovery period
depends on where the cyst was located and how much tissue has to be
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