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Intraosseous ganglion cyst

Posted by Susan T on 3/26/01 at hrmin (042588)

I am a 40 year old RN. I have been having a painful spot on the medial aspect of my right foot. On xray a cyst over the navicular bone was found. When an MRI was done the found a large intraosseous gangleon cyst some where in the group of tarsal bones as well as a couple heel spurs.
My foot gives way at work and I limp around for most of the shift. ( I have been intermittently limping around for 4 years, but now it is unbearable to be on my feet for long periods. Any type of additional support under that arch is excrucuating after a short while. My foot is weak and also a pttd symptoms (mri said ptt intact)

Of note I had a car run over my foot 20 years ago - I recall being told I had 6 small chip type fractures (no MRI back then) and 43 months to heal the open wound.

I am scheduled to see a foot/ankle specialist (in one month -earliest appt)
I am so nervous, I don't know what to expect. My general orthopedic surgeon hadn't a clue where to start and referred me out. I am beside my self ...could somebody give me a clue what to expect?

Re: Intraosseous ganglion cyst

kervin k on 4/20/01 at 14:14 (045201)

hello susan,

i have had PF,PTTD and a painful accessory navicular for over 2 years. after many different orthotics and over a dozen different specialists i am getting surgery next month. they are removeing my accessory navicular bone, fusing one bone (to create a stronger arch) and repairing my PTT. i am optimistic about the surgery after years of not being able to walk w/o pain.

it sounds like your arch may be falling...which creates many other problems.
have you been wearing orthotics? i would try birkenstocks first and go from there. i also wear a special brace for PTTD i found on the http://www .

is it only in one foot?

good luck!

Re: Intraosseous ganglion cyst

kervin k on 4/20/01 at 14:14 (045201)

hello susan,

i have had PF,PTTD and a painful accessory navicular for over 2 years. after many different orthotics and over a dozen different specialists i am getting surgery next month. they are removeing my accessory navicular bone, fusing one bone (to create a stronger arch) and repairing my PTT. i am optimistic about the surgery after years of not being able to walk w/o pain.

it sounds like your arch may be falling...which creates many other problems.
have you been wearing orthotics? i would try birkenstocks first and go from there. i also wear a special brace for PTTD i found on the http://www .

is it only in one foot?

good luck!