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Erie Podiatrist | Erie Ganglions | PA | West Ten Podiatry Centre Inc |

West Ten Podiatry Center Inc.

Douglas M. Nelson, D.P.M.

Chris L. Nelson, D.P.M.  

Erie Office  1326 Peninsula Drive Erie, PA 16505
• (814) 835-3338 • (814) 835-3668 fax

Waterford Office  991 North Route 19 Waterford, PA 16441
• (814) 796-6088 • (814) 835-3668 fax

Ganglions
 

Typically located on the ankle or top of the foot, but also occasionally formed elsewhere on the foot, ganglions are small fluid-filled swellings of the joint or tendon. They usually grow slowly, but can cause severe irritation when the size becomes too large.

Ganglions are usually caused by repeated irritation that weakens joint or tendon lining. If you wear boots or other restrictive footwear, you may be more susceptible to this condition. Individuals with bone spurs may also find that the pressure of these bony growths can cause ganglions as well.

The symptoms of this condition range from tingling and numbness to pain. These sensations are caused when ganglions come into contact with and put excessive pressure on nerves within the foot.

If you are concerned that you may have ganglions, it is important to seek the opinion of a professional, as the appearance of a ganglion is similar to that of a tumor. Treatment methods range from pads placed around the ganglion to reduce pressure, fluid removal, icing and surgery. Contact our podiatry professionals today to discuss your symptoms, obtain a comprehensive diagnosis and find the treatment option that is right for you.

 
 
Erie Podiatrist West Ten Podiatry Centre Inc is a poidiatry office providing Ganglions, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Erie, PA. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Athlete's Foot, Bunions, Calluses, Diabetic Foot Care, Flatfoot (Fallen Arches), Ganglions, Haglund's Deformity, Hallux Rigidus, Hammertoes, Heel Pain/Fasciitis, Infections, Injuries, Ingrown Toenails, Metatarsalgia, Morton's Neuroma, Onychomycosis, Osteoarthritis, Pediatric Foot Care, Plantar Warts, Plantar Fasciitis, Posterior Tibial Dysfunction, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Running Injuries, Sesamoiditis, Sprains/Strains, Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome, Tailor's Bunion, Tendonitis, Toe Deformities and all work related in the 16505 area and surrounding areas in Erie