On May 2-3 you can bring your family down to Cottonwood Park for the Cottonwood Art Festival. There will be food, beverages, and, of course, plenty of art on display that uses a feast of colors and interesting textures in artistic expression. When you have your own “interesting textures”—like a bump on your foot caused by a ganglion cyst—it may cause you a painful expression rather than an artistic one!
Distinctive colors and odd features may be cool in art, but they raise a red flag when you find them on your body. Your first act should be to come in and have any abnormal lump investigated at our office. We can provide an accurate diagnosis so you know exactly what you are dealing with.
Before we discuss how you should treat the pain, we have to say that we do not advocate trying to drain it yourself. Puncturing, squeezing, or lancing the fluid sac might cause severe bleeding or drive an existing infection deep into your body. Besides, the most probable outcome is that it will only inflame or irritate it and make the condition worse.
When you experience pain from the bump on your foot, it is often the result of rubbing against something, like the inside of shoe. If this is the case, you would benefit from switching to footwear that offers more room. Another step you can take to help is to place padding inside your shoe to reduce pressure on the inflamed cyst. If you would like help with this, come in and we can definitely assist you.
There is a decent chance that we will have to discuss surgery as an option for treating a cyst and providing the pain relief you need. No matter what course of treatment will be most effective for you, your first step should be to call our Richardson, TX office at (972) 690-5374 and set up an appointment. Your health is our #1 concern, so contact us today and get the help you need!