Treatment for foot and ankle tumors

Types of Common Foot Tumors

Ganglion Cysts 

Ganglion cysts are small sacs of fluid that typically form on the top of the foot. They are noticeable because they form visible, protruding lumps. Ganglion cysts are typically painful to the touch, but aren’t necessarily dangerous. Most people choose to get ganglion cysts removed if they are painful and to assist in the overall aesthetics of the foot. Ganglion cysts are commonly removed by draining them, injecting steroids, or via surgery.

Giant Cell Tumors 

Giant cell tumors are growths that form on top of the foot, on the toes, or on the sole of the foot. Giant cell tumors are painful to the touch and can interfere with the tendons in the feet which can cause pain and difficulty in walking. These type tumors are commonly removed through surgery.

Plantar Fibromas

Another type of tumor that forms in the foot is called plantar fibroma. This tumor forms on the plantar fascia muscle of the foot, the fibrous tissue that runs across and connects the toes of the foot to the heel bone. Plantar fibroma tumors may be difficult to see but can be felt when you walk, commonly causing pain when pressure is applied. These fibromas are typically removed through surgery.

Mucous Cysts

Mucous cysts are firm lumps that form behind the toenail joint when a joint weakens. They are not inherently painful but can cause pain depending on where they are located on the toes. Mucous cysts are removed through freezing (cryotherapy) or through surgery.

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