Before you follow a tutorial about treating a cyst at home, check in with your foot doctor to make sure you aren't going to make it worse!
Lumps and bumps on our feet can be from anything from infection, to soft tissue masses or cysts, to bone spurs or bunions. Just looking at the skin's surface, even a trained eye cannot always determine what that bump is. While there is a plethora of information at our fingertips, avoid the temptation to treat your bump at home with the assistance of a youtube video - you could find yourself worse off.
Bumps in the big toe joint are often due to bunions. However, there are many cases where there is a bunion and at the same time another condition is at play - complicating the matter. Capsulitis, bursitis, gout and ganglion cysts can all accompany a bunion. A bump on the top of the foot may well be due to a ganglion cyst, but if it is due to another condition - such as an aneurysm, the treatment is very different.
Our office has digital x-rays, so we can get more information in a snap. If there is still a question, our team has other physicians and studies at our disposal to help ensure that your condition is accurately diagnosed and treated.
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