It’s not clear what causes a ganglion cyst to develop, but the ganglion itself is a small sac filled with fluid that often appears as bumps on the feet. A ganglion can grow out of a joint capsule, which surrounds the joint, or tendon sheath, which covers the tendon and the bumps themselves, may be very small or bigger than a cherry. Regardless of size and symptoms, our doctors at Orange CA Podiatry can treat them.
Sometimes a ganglion can be tender to the touch, or there can be pain that gets worse with activity or pressure. If the ganglion puts pressure on nearby nerves, you may have a tingling sensation in your toes. If a ganglion is not bothersome, it is best to just leave it alone. However, many people prefer to be rid of them, especially if they are causing pain or discomfort. A ganglion can usually be diagnosed based on how it looks and where it is located. In some cases, it is possible to drain the fluid with a needle and syringe. However, surgical removal of the ganglion is the most successful cure.
If you notice what seems to be a ganglion, please give us a call to find the treatment option that is right for you. For more information about ganglions as well as other conditions we treat and the services we offer, visit www.orangecapodiatry.com. To schedule an examination with one of our podiatrists at Orange CA Podiatry in Orange, CA, call 714-628-1995.