I have a soft lump on the top of my foot, about 1 inch below the ankle joint. It is about an inch in diameter and is raised about 1/4 inch. I also have some slight pain in the ankle joint above and to the left of the lump when I walk. Because I wear tie shoes, the lump sometimes causes discomfort (I'm keeping the shoe as loosley tied as I can). I'm told it may be a ganglion cyst. I could not get a dr's appointment until two weeks from now, so I was hoping I might get some ideas from people who may have experience with this.