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By Dr. Steven Miller
August 03, 2012
Category: Swelling
Tags: bump   ganglion   cyst   MRI  

A young woman recently came in with a pain on the top of her foot. She was told by another physician that she had a painful bone spur, and he recommended shaving the bone. She asked for my opinion. Her problem was actually a ganglion cyst, confirmed by MRI.

Ganglion cysts develop as an out-pocket from tendons and joints. They contain a clear jelly-like fluid and can be found in any age group. Some people only have pain when the ganglion cyst starts pressing on a nerve. Others have pain from shoes pressing on this bump. Thankfully they are local problems that do not metastasize.

If you are suffering from foot pain or suspect you may have a cyst, call our office at 847-675-3400 for an evaluation or schedule your appointment online at