Re: Cyst in a bone in my foot taking ova my life!!!
Knowing what kind of cyst in the bone is important -- is it in your talus? Is it from an OCD (osteochondral defect) or is it related to something else?
I agree -- if you are in pain and are told to suffer -- go seek a second opinion. And whether you see a podiatrist or an orthopedic (both have good doctors and both have bad) make sure you get the questions you have answered.
I've had 7 ankle surgeries due to a cyst originally caused by an OCD. The OCD was resolved but the cysts kept recurring. They are painful and they can do a tremendous amount of damage (mine were subchondral -- in the bone) and had to be addressed because my talus had, as one surgeon said, "a big hole in it".
I've seen both orthos and podiatrists -- the most important thing is that you see someone with experience in treating the issue. If you see a podiatrist I suggest you find someone who specializes in foot reconstruction -- not all do and it's important they have that experience.
I'm 13 weeks out from my last surgery -- and I still have another one to go. I've seen surgeons at Duke, Harborview Medical, and Northwestern. I've seen podiatrists who specialize in sports med and foot reconstruction -- a good doctor will be straight with you, help you find a solution where you are not suffering and will know enough to admit when he/she is out of their depth.
You have to be your own advocate -- nobody will do it for you. At my last surgery, after I told my surgeon, and it was in my records, I was allergic to nickel and I told everyone at every pre-op call at the hospital. The day of my surgery I told my husband -- if I'm too out of it make sure we repeat, one more time, that I'm allergic to nickel. Sure enough -- the surgeon came in and I was reconfirming details and I reiterated -- I'm allergic to nickel -- you have titanium don't you? and it turned out he didn't -- he and the hospital missed it and my surgery had to be postponed. I only share that to tell you you need to push for answers -- nobody is going to hand them to you.
If I can help you in any way -- feel free to respond. I'm sorry you aren't getting the answers you need but in no way should you be told to suffer.