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Another Gangelion?

Discussion in 'Ask your questions here' started by giggleme, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. giggleme

    giggleme Guest


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    Hi I am a 30 year old female who has had terrable pain in my right foot for 3 yrs! After a year I was lucky enough to find a podiatrst who was able to tell me what was wrong with me. I had constant pain,burning,tingling all the time and sometimes the top of my foot would swell and feel like a tiny water bubble under the skin if i pushed on it. She told me I had a ganglion cyst that was located by the ankle causing me this great pain in my foot, ankle and leg. The cyst was small and never fot very big or raised so I had to call her once it swelled for the injection a week later. I had to have 2 shots of cortizone and I was pain free for about 1 year. Now my pain has come back worse and I went to the er where I had more foot x rays and their was swelling so he referred me to an orthopedic to remove my cyst. Last yr I have had an mri, nerve test,every test known to man and they all showed negative and so did this one!! He refuses to take my er foot xrays seriously and ignores the fact that the mri also says I have swelling in the metatarsal area and told me to deal with the pain!!!!
    Can this cyst come back? or is it someting else? and can it be removed?
    I am not continuing to see this doctor and have an appt with a podiatrist this week!
    Thank You so much
     
  2. FootDoc

    FootDoc New Member

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    I certainly cannot offer you a diagnosis, but I can tell you that if indeed you had a ganglionic cyst, unless the cyst is surgically removed, including the entire membrane around it, the incidence of recurrences are high. Ganglionic cysts are generally thinly membraned sacs containing a jelly-like viscous fluid, which arises from the sheath of a tendon and are usually caused by some sort of irritation. They are usually hard and slightly mobile. Unless the source of the irritation is successfully addressed so as to mitigate that irritation, recurrences are not uncommon even after successful removal of the cyst. A synovial cyst, a variety of cyst similar in histology to a ganglionic cyst, but arising from the synovial lining of a joint instead of a tendon sheath is generally treated in a similar fashion. Mere needling and drainage or rupturing of either type of cyst without its removal will often resolve the problem for a while, but recurrences are common.

    Of course, I remind you that I have not and can not make a diagnosis in your case, but only offered a discussion of ganglionic and synovial cysts. You may have a totally unassociated problem. Let your new podiatrist determine that.

    I have to wonder though whether if you gave the doctor who told you to "deal with the pain" the same sort of verbal hell and aggravation that you, or at least many here would give me if I said the same thing. I would have to guess NOT. Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  3. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    I want to thank you so much and I am eager to here what they tell me on monday!!!
     
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