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Comment from: 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: July 02

Last Saturday morning, while putting on my socks and running shoes, on my left foot I noticed a lump on the top of my foot, where the foot and leg meet. I went to my doctor and he diagnosed it as a ganglion cyst. He said not to worry about it, unless it starts hurting. Yesterday I noticed one starting in the same spot on my right foot. I am an avid runner, and tend to tie my shoelaces really tight and re-tighten them throughout my runs I am wondering if this could be the cause/ trauma that brought the cysts out. My problem is that my running shoes fit differently now because the cysts are located right near where the top of the tongue of my shoe sits.

Comment from: Maggie, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

I'm 19 years old and I had a ganglion cyst on the top of my left hand that needed to be surgically removed due to pain and the fact that it was too hard to take out any other way. The surgery helped a lot, but four years later I now have a cyst on my inner wrist of the same hand. I'm going to an orthopedic on Thursday to see what I can do about this one because it affects my grip and hurts to do simple tasks.

Comment from: Remo uche, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: May 22

I had a ganglion cyst on my right wrist joint, the doctor used a needle to drill out a sticky fluid and it was gone. About a year later I hit my left wrist on a car and a cyst appeared on it days after. I went to the same doctor for the same procedure but this time the lump reappeared days after the doctor drilled it out.

Comment from: kymmie, 45-54 Female Published: April 16

After 4yrs another knot has appeare d will I need surgery again

Comment from: Okcupps, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: April 10

I developed a ganglion cyst at the base of my thumb. It's from holding my iPad a certain way--the bottom of my iPad rests exactly where my cyst is.

Comment from: Generalbymarraige, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 22

I began taking guitar lessons in the fifth grade and shortly afterward developed a ganglion cyst on the top of my left wrist. It was surgically removed when I was 10. At 18 another cyst developed on the top of my right wrist and again was surgically removed. When I was 33 the cyst on my left wrist returned and again I had it surgically removed. I often wear a wrist brace and find immobilizing relieves the pain for a while. I am considering another surgery.

Comment from: SanDiego4Lynn, 55-64 Female Published: February 21

My ganglion cyst is located at the base of my thumb on the palm side of my right hand. It was incurred as a result of a hard fall down just two steps of my stairs. As I fell, I put out my hand to try to catch myself, and it slammed hard against the railing. It is the size of a pea and it's painful when it's touched in any way.

Comment from: Sherry, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 13

I have had a cyst on my right wrist on the top. This has been here for about four months. I believe it happened when I was falling and caught myself putting my hands in front of me. It is very painful when doing certain things such as twisting a soda bottle, turning the handle opening a door. A friend of mine gave me a brace that I wear at night as it was so painful it would wake me at night if I happened to lay on it. I will have it checked by an orthopedic sports medicine doc. next month. Hope they can do something about the pain and it is really ugly.

Comment from: Felisha, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I've had cysts on the palm side of my wrists since I was around nine. I began playing volleyball when I was around eleven, and these interfere with that. I've had many cortisone shots since then, and I got the cyst on my left wrist removed in January of last year. Today, I went to the doctor because they've been bothering me, and I got another cortisone shot. I don't know how or what caused these, but they're painful.

Comment from: Flight Attendant, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 23

I had a bunionectomy in 2008. Two years later because of swelling in the area it was discovered that the pin which had been placed in the right hallux was working its way out. I had surgery to remove the pin. The pin broke off during attempted removal. Within six months a lump formed at the same site. Because this lump was causing irritation as my shoes rubbed it and I could also feel slight pain at the site without shoes, I had surgery two days ago for removal of ganglion cyst and a small bone spur directly under the cyst.

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