The ganglion cyst is a benign lesion which arises either through the tendon sheath of one of the tendons of the foot (common extensor tendons of the toes), or is a synovial protrusion one of many joints are at the foot.
Clear etiology which creating a ganglion cyst is not fully clarified.
Justified the severe fatigue of the foot - long hours walking on ramps or stairs, but most of the time can not isolate the factor responsible. Heredity may play a role because ganglia (ganglionic cysts) often identified and other individuals in the family.
The ganglion cyst is usually a cosmetic problem rather than functional (does not cause pain).
Sometimes it can cause pain when the size is quite large or is in connection with nerve where creates locally pressing phenomena.
This results in addition to the existence of pain, appear and tingling feeling (numbness) in the dorsal surface of the foot and heartburn that may radiate to the toes or in the ankle joint. Especially when the person again closed shoes and pressed the ganglion cyst then may display intense local pain which forces the patient to stop physical activity.