A foot ganglion (synovial hernia) is a small, hard nodule associated with a tendon sheath usually on the top of the foot. The nodule fills with synovial fluid which causes it to enlarge, sometimes to a large size.
A foot ganglion may subside without treatment, and then reappear later. Aspiration, which involves extracting the jelly-like fluid with a needle,is most effective. In some instances, surgery may be necessary.
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