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Aberdeen Podiatrist | Aberdeen Diagnosing and Treating Ganglions | NJ | Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists |

Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S.
Valerie Gregory, MSPT
Daniel Phan, D.P.M.

Podiatric Medicine

20 Cambridge Drive, Suite D
Aberdeen, NJ 07747
[email protected]
Phone: 732-566-2841

Diagnosing and Treating Ganglions

You may have never heard of the term “ganglions” before but these small, fluid-filled sacks can appear in several places in the body. Ganglion means “knot” and these usually slow-growing masses form out of joints and tendons and build up into a knot-like lump under the skin. On the foot, they most often are seen on the ankle or the top of the foot. Ganglions are not cancerous but their appearance is similar to that of a tumor so at Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists we recommend that you make an appointment with one of our board certified podiatrists, Christopher J. Mullin, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. or Jessica A. Addeo, D.P.M., F.A.C.F.A.S. to get a  prompt and accurate diagnosis.

What Causes Ganglions?

Ganglions are usually caused by repetitive actions that irritate and eventually weaken a joint or tendon lining. Wearing stiff boots or other restrictive footwear on a regular basis can make you more susceptible to ganglions. People with bone spurs often find that the pressure exerted by these bony growths causes ganglions to form as well. The ganglions in of themselves may not be painful but they can become irritated when pressure is put on them from footwear or due to normal walking, depending on where they are on your foot. In some cases, the ganglions can put pressure on nerves in the foot and you may experience symptoms of tingling, numbness, or pain.


Treatment of ganglions will depend in part on how much they are bothering you. Your foot doctor will choose the best treatment option for you, which may include one or more of the following:

  • Pads placed around the ganglion to reduce pressure on the ganglion and prevent irritation
  • Choosing footwear that won’t rub or press on the ganglion
  • Removing the fluid from the ganglion 
  • Icing
  • Surgery


If you have found a lump on your foot, schedule a consultation at our conveniently located Aberdeen office by calling 732-566-2841 or make an appointment online.

Aberdeen Podiatrist Central Jersey Ankle & Foot Care Specialists is a poidiatry office providing Diagnosing and Treating Ganglions, orthopedic, pain, diabetes, bunions and much more in Aberdeen, NJ. We also do Achilles Tendonitis, Allergic Contact Dermatitis , Athlete's Foot, Brachymetatarsia, Bunions, Calluses/Corns, 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, Xerosis and all work related in the 07747 area and surrounding areas in Aberdeen