Managing Ganglion Cysts on the Feet

Ganglion cysts may not be a commonly heard term when it comes to foot issues, but they can affect the feet. These benign lumps are typically filled with a jelly-like fluid and often appear on tendons or joints. Symptoms of ganglion cysts on the feet include a noticeable lump or bump on the top of the foot, near the toes or ankle. You may also experience discomfort or pain, especially while walking or wearing tight-fitting shoes. In some cases, the cyst can press on nearby nerves, leading to tingling or numbness in the affected area. Ganglion cysts on the feet can develop due to irritation or trauma to the nearby joints or tendons, but they are generally thought to be harmless. However, they can cause discomfort or pain, especially when they press on surrounding nerves. Treatment options for ganglion cysts on the feet vary, and in some cases, they may resolve on their own. But if a ganglion cyst causes pain or interferes with your daily activities, it is suggested that you make an appointment with a podiatrist who can recommend treatments such as aspiration, or fluid removal. In rare cases, surgical removal may be prescribed. 

Foot Pain

Foot pain can be extremely painful and debilitating. If you have a foot pain, consult with one of our podiatrists from Community Foot Specialists. Our doctors will assess your condition and provide you with quality foot and ankle treatment.


Foot pain is a very broad condition that could be caused by one or more ailments. The most common include:

  • Bunions
  • Hammertoes
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Bone Spurs
  • Corns
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Ingrown Toenails
  • Arthritis (such as Gout, Rheumatoid, and Osteoarthritis)
  • Flat Feet
  • Injury (from stress fractures, broken toe, foot, ankle, Achilles tendon ruptures, and sprains)
  • And more


To figure out the cause of foot pain, podiatrists utilize several different methods. This can range from simple visual inspections and sensation tests to X-rays and MRI scans. Prior medical history, family medical history, and any recent physical traumatic events will all be taken into consideration for a proper diagnosis.


Treatment depends upon the cause of the foot pain. Whether it is resting, staying off the foot, or having surgery; podiatrists have a number of treatment options available for foot pain.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our offices located in Beavercreek, Dayton, and Vandalia, OH . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot care needs.

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