The foot is a region of the body that is prone to develop different lumps and growths. Commonly, these grows can be a ganglion though all sorts of soft-tissue or bony growths can occur. These can cause pain or difficulty fitting the foot into a shoe due to the growth rubbing on the shoe or sandal.
Surgery for the removal of a ganglion
When this occurs, a removal of the lump can be useful not only to confirm the nature of the lump but also to relieve symptoms. The first step before any surgery is undertaken is an in-depth examination of the growth. Roughly 30 to 50 per cent of ganglion cysts may disappear without medical intervention, however it is crucial that any growth be checked to verify that it isn’t a symptom of an underlying condition or disease in the foot.
If a ganglion is interfering with your mobility or is showing no signs of disappearing by itself, we encourage you to meet with our clinic to explore your options. In some cases, cysts can be aspirated with a fine needle whereby the fluid within is drained off. Many ganglions on the foot will not respond to this treatment and require surgery to effectively remove. After surgery, you may be required to wear an open shoe and have dressings for about 2-3 weeks.
Surgery and treatment for a range of foot, ankle and knee conditions
Orthosports Foot & Ankle has helped thousands of people in Singapore address problems affecting their mobility and their lifestyle. From sports injuries to the treatment of flatfeet in children, we work at all ages and can consult on many disorders.
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