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Ganglion Cysts

If you suffer from ganglion cyst and related foot pain, effective medical treatment can be found in Rowlett, TX. Dr. Casteel, noted foot specialist ,and her team will ensure you have the best treatment options available for relief of ganglion cysts. Casteel Foot and Ankle Center is conveniently located in Rowlett, TX, serving the Rowlett community and surrounding area.

Ganglion Cyst Symptoms

Ganglion cysts are noncancerous. They are lumps that may develop along the joints and tendons in ankles and feet. Ganglion cysts are filled with fluid and are round or oval. They can range from the size of a pea to larger ones. When a ganglion cyst develops and presses on a nerve, it can be painful. Joint movement may be affected if the depending on the location of the ganglion cyst. Conditions that contribute to ganglion cysts are:

  1. Pressure, friction, and stress to the ball of the foot
  2. Bunions and hammertoes
  3. Types of footwear
  4. Not wearing socks with shoes

When these conditions continue to occur, symptoms of a ganglion cyst may be noticed such as dry skin, pain and redness under the skin or a raised nodule or bump on the skin. You may also note thick hard skin around high-pressure areas of the foot. These conditions are indicative of a ganglion cyst forming, which can lead to foot pain.

Ganglion Cyst Treatment

It is important to make an appointment with our Rowlett foot specialist for an examination if you believe you are forming ganglion cysts. Nonsurgical options are available, depending on the amount of time you have been suffering with a ganglion cyst. Treatment options may include:

  • Proper footwear
  • Supports and inserts
  • Reducing pressure with padding
  • Orthotics
  • Medication for pain

If the cyst does not go away on its own or with nonsurgical approaches, surgery may be recommended to remove or drain the cyst.

If you believe you are suffering from ganglion cysts, call 972-301-7051 or 972-468-0966 or by contact us online to schedule an appointment with our foot specialist. Dr. Casteel, DPM, and her team will ensure you receive the proper medical attention to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by the ganglion cyst and restore your foot health.