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Treatment of Painful Tumors of the Foot

How to treat foot tumors…in Pittsburgh

Ganglion Tumors, Mucoid Cysts, Neuroma Treatment

The fact that most tumors of the foot are benign can be a problem- we rely on statistics instead of making sure. If you have a foot tumor, please have it checked out. It may be much simpler than you thought to easily remove it!

foot tumors

#1 A digital mucoid cyst is often found near a nail bed, or on the toe. It can become irritated by shoes and the skin is fragile and can easily break open, making infection a common complication.

Ganglion Cysts

This is a small soft tissue tumor near the ankle, on a foot. It was located just under the skin and was easily removed in a matter of minutes with just three tiny stitches. Patient was back in regular shoes and normal activities in under 2 weeks.

What Causes Foot Tumours?

Tumours doesn’t have one cause to appear, there are so many causes that can arise them. Here are some most common causes of tumours on foot:

  1. Accessory Navicular

Accessory Navicular is a condition where a part of your foot bone grows abnormally, Which causes growth of lumps and tumours in on your bone.

This condition is painful most of the time and you may experience redness and swelling after wearing shoes for long periods.

At first this problem isn’t so painful and shows no symptoms but as the lump grows bigger you will start experiencing more pain.

Swelling and redness can be relieved with ice but you must get the treatment as soon as possible.

  1. Injuries In The Foot Area

Unfortunately, if you developed an injury on your foot then a tumour can appear,  but this tumour can be temporary.

This kind of tumour can bring swelling, redness or pain, but these symptoms should subside soon.

However if they don’t then you should seek medical treatment right away.

  1. Diabetes

Diabetes is a really dangerous condition and when it’s uncontrolled lumps or tumours on your foot or body can appear.

And because of neuropathy it will bring so hard for you to recognize the symptoms since you won’t feel any pain.

Therefore inspect your feet and body everyday for these kinds of tumours, if you notice any of them then seek medical treatment immediately.

When Is The Right Time To Visit A Doctor?

Most of the time these tumours aren’t a serious problem but leaving them untreated isn’t a good option either.

For example, if you experience pain or discomfort while walking, then visit your doctor.

If your lump is getting bigger then it could lead to serious problems, so do it ignore it in such case either.

3cm large ganglion on the lateral size of the midfoot. Despite being drained multiple times, the tumor recurred and grew to the point that it made shoes uncomfortable. Removal was accomplished in under a half hour in the office.

What are the risk factors for developing painful tumors in the foot?

The risk factors for developing painful tumors in the foot can vary depending on the type of tumor. Some general risk factors may include:

  1. Genetics: Some types of tumors may have a genetic component, meaning they can run in families.
  2. Age: Certain types of tumors are more common in specific age groups.
  3. Gender: Some tumors may be more common in one gender over the other.
  4. Occupational or environmental exposure: Exposure to certain chemicals or substances may increase the risk of developing tumors.
  5. Previous history of tumors: Individuals who have had tumors in the past may be at a higher risk of developing new tumors.

Can painful tumors in the foot recur after treatment?

Yes, painful tumors in the foot can recur after treatment. The likelihood of recurrence can depend on several factors, including the type of tumor, the effectiveness of the initial treatment, and individual factors such as genetics and overall health. Some tumors have a higher tendency to recur than others.

Are there any long-term effects of having a painful tumor in the foot?

Yes, there can be long-term effects of having a painful tumor in the foot, depending on the type of tumor and the treatment received. Some potential long-term effects may include:

  1. Chronic pain: Even after treatment, some individuals may experience chronic pain in the affected foot.
  2. Mobility issues: Tumors or their treatment may affect the mobility of the foot, leading to difficulty walking or performing daily activities.
  3. Functional limitations: In some cases, individuals may experience functional limitations in the affected foot, such as reduced range of motion or strength.
  4. Psychological impact: Living with a painful tumor and its effects can have a psychological impact, leading to feelings of anxiety, depression, or emotional distress.

Think you have a Foot Tumor?

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Call us today 878-313-3338 to schedule at any of our four Podiatry Clinics in Beaver, Butler, or Allegheny County locations, including Podiatry offices Moon Township, Ambridge, Cranberry Township’s full service Podiatric office and our newest Foot Clinic, Beaver, PA

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