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    Old 03-12-2007, 03:48 PM   #1
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    Ganglion Cyst On Ankle

    I have had a ganglion cyst on my ankle for a couple of years. It seems to be a little larger and also little more swelling around the cyst than there has been. It does not hurt at all, but it does sometimes interfere with certain shoes that I wear. I know that one of the treatment is doing an aspiration & injections to drain the fluid and also surgery (but who wants that!)

    Just wondering what others have experienced with a ganglion cyst, and what treatment did you have, if any and how did it work for you?

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    Old 03-13-2007, 04:08 AM   #2
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    Re: Ganglion Cyst On Ankle

    I had one on the top of my foot last year. We just taped it with athletic tape to compress the cyst. After a few days, it was gone. Hasn't come back.

     
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    Where do get athletic tape? I'm not sure exactly what that is. Do you think duck tape would work? I also wonder if doing it that way would be wise rather than having it taken care by an orthopedic foot and ankle specialist.

     
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    Re: Ganglion Cyst On Ankle

    Actually, a podiatrist suggested it. And you get it at the drugstore with the other tape, gauze, bandages, etc. I wouldn't try the duct tape. WOuld be awful pulling it off!

     
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    Re: Ganglion Cyst On Ankle

    Thanks...I'll think about it and your're right duct tape might just take off a layer of skin. So you just put the athletic tape tightly over the ganglion for a few days? Does it get rid of the fluid build up?

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    Re: Ganglion Cyst On Ankle

    Yes. It compresses the cyst so that the top and bottom fuse, dissipating the "goo" inside. At least that's how it was explained to me. And it worked - for me. Can't hurt to buy a roll of tape....I just wrapped it firmly..not tight. Sort of like for a weak ankle when you jog?

     
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    Re: Ganglion Cyst On Ankle

    I'm going to try it and I'll let you know if it works.

     
    Old 03-15-2007, 08:27 AM   #8
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    I had a ganglion cyst on the side of my left foot after a fall years ago. They tried cortisone shots, which did make it go away, but it wasn't long and it would return. I ended up having to have it removed surgically. The reason it kept coming back was that they found a broken bone in my foot when they went to remove the cyst. The cyst was coming from the break.

     
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    I have had a ganglion cyst on my ankle for a couple of years. It seems to be a little larger and also little more swelling around the cyst than there has been. It does not hurt at all, but it does sometimes interfere with certain shoes that I wear. I know that one of the treatment is doing an aspiration & injections to drain the fluid and also surgery (but who wants that!)

    Just wondering what others have experienced with a ganglion cyst, and what treatment did you have, if any and how did it work for you?

    Thanks
    Can you tell me do you suffer with arthritis,as i have a similar lump at the side of my foot looks swollen infact they want to give me a total ankle replacement whicjh i am considering but am sure its just fluid or a siss please tell me more about what happened thanks teresa

     
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