Why Put Up With Pain?
New patients are welcome. Click here for a comprehensive list of all our podiatric medicine and surgery specialties.
As a teacher, I am on my feet for a good portion of the day. At the end of the day, the balls of my feet felt as though I was walking on shards of hot glass. After a few Laser treatments, the sensation started to subside and my feet became much more comfortable to walk on. The pain lessens with each treatment. I am happy to say that I even walked nine holes of golf for the first time in a year
I am writing to thank you for your help over the recent months with my toe infection. I am so pleased with the results and the overall experience. It was relatively painless and there was no down-time or recovery time! Every appointment offered me significant improvement. The laser treatments were the safest and easiest medical choice for me and I am so glad I did not have to undergo surgery.
I want to thank Doctor Fosdick for the pain relief I am having. My feet feel much better. I also want to thank his staff for following up with the insurance company and getting them to pay partially for my orthotics as they initially said they would.
A ganglion cyst (also known as a bible bump) is a swelling that often appears on or around joints and tendons in the hand or foot. It looks like a sac of liquid (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jellylike material. Depending on the size, cysts may feel firm or spongy.
Ganglion cysts arise spontaneously or from an obscure or unknown cause, but presumably reflect a variation in normal joint or tendon sheath function. Cysts near joints are connected to the joint and the leading theory is that a type of check valve forms that allows fluid out of the joint, but not back in. The cyst contains clear fluid similar to, but thicker than normal synovial fluid.
Treatment of Ganglion Cysts
We can treat ganglion cysts, either through aspiration, or drawing the fluid in the cyst out with a needle and injecting anti-inflammatory medication or through the use of surgery.
Your feet should be pain free.
Call us for an appointment
860•349•8500 or 203•294•4977