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Marietta Podiatrist Take on Ganglion Cyst of the Foot

Marietta Podiatrist foot mass

What is a foot mass?

A mass on the foot is a soft tissue expansion that a patient can usually see or feel. By going to see a podiatrist, you can find out what is causing the soft tissue mass on your foot. Masses can be either benign or malignant, which is why it is important to have it checked out by your podiatrist. 

What is a ganglion cyst of the foot?

A ganglion cyst is a type of benign soft tissue mass. They are very common in the foot and also in the wrists. Patients usually describe a knot on their foot that may or may not cause pain. They are usually caused by an injury to a joint or tendon, but are not necessarily caused by a direct injury. 

How do I find out what the soft tissue mas on my foot is?

When you see your Marietta podiatrist, they will do a thorough physical exam. To hepl better diagnose the type of foot mass that is present, an MRI or needle biopsy might be warranted. 

How will my Podiatrist treat the ganglion cyst on my foot?

If your podiatrist diagnoses your foot mass as a ganglion cyst, the following are possible treatment options:


Drs. Goldfine are highly skille dat ganlgion removal and prevention. Please reach out to our office in Marietta to schedule an appointment.

Ryan Goldfine, DPM Dr. Ryan Goldfine is a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. He is a Marietta Podiatrist.

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