Arizona Orthopedic Surgery Solutions for Metatarsal Gout
What is Metatarsal Gout
A ganglion cyst, also known as a bible cyst, is noncancerous and usually forms on the tendons of the wrist or joints in the hand, however, they can appear on the feet and in the ankles. The sac of fluid appears circular and relatively small. There normally isn’t any pain as long as the cyst doesn’t pinch a nerve, which will inhibit the motion of the joint or tendon. Most people are tempted to pop their ganglion cyst, but that shouldn’t be your first route. Rather, it is better to rest the foot, ankle, hand, or wrist with the cyst, as motion only encourages the growth of the cyst. The best thing to do is gently massage the cyst two to three times per day to help push fluid inside the cyst sac out. Applying warm pressure will help more blood flow to the cyst and hopefully, reduce the fluid in the sac and ideally reduce the swelling. Warmth does not stall or stop cyst growth, unfortunately. Consultation may be necessary to determine if your cyst needs to be drained or surgically removed.