Common "Ganglion" queries answered by top doctors | iCliniq


A ganglion cyst is formed when fluid leaks from the joint or tendon tunnel and causes swelling beneath the skin. The cause may be unknown, but it may be due to arthritis and trauma. It is seen on the ankle, wrist, hand, and foot.

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Will Cortisone injection cause ganglion cyst formation?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 24-year-old female. I received a second round of a cortisone shot in my wrist on 18th May for wrist tendinitis. During the injection, it hurt much worse than the first shot. I have been told to keep my wrist in a splint at all times. My wrist is still bruised where the injectio...  Read Full »

Dr. Manav Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to From the brief history you have given, it seems like there is not much to worry about. First of all, I need to know some more detailed points. Where exactly in the wrist the shot was given? I mean is it the extensors of the thumb (de quervain) or is it for any other ...  Read Full »

Why do I have a bump on the bone in my foot?

Query: Hello doctor, I am concerned about a bone lump on my right foot in the tarsal area, probably talus, or calcaneus. I am not really sure. It is located on the right side of my right foot below the ankle joint. I am attaching pictures of me pointing at the spot. There is a small ganglion near it but I ...  Read Full »

Dr. Firas Arnaout

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the attachments (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I understand that you are concerned about a lump in your right midfoot on the outer side. The probable cause is a benign bony prominence. However, differential diagnoses include a c...  Read Full »

I have a blister-like formation on my ankle. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50 year old male. I am attaching a picture of blister like formation on my right ankle, which is very old one and is present without any pain. Now, I am feeling some uneasiness while wearing shoes though still there is no pain. Is it of a sincere concern that needs to be taken c...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It appears to be a ganglion. These are usually benign. The indication for surgical removal is pain, interruption in your daily activities, infection and rapid growth. It seems that your ga...  Read Full »

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