You should have a cyst on your foot evaluated and diagnosed. Most cysts are harmless and painless, but they should be monitored to make sure no serious changes occur. Many ganglion cysts actually disappear on their own, too—the body reabsorbs the fluid and the lump flattens down. In some cases, however, the bump causes pain, limits joint function, or gets in the way of wearing shoes. In these cases, your cyst will probably need treatment. The most common and simplest way to deal with the problem is to drain the little sac of the fluid inside it. This is called aspiration. It immediately relieves pain and pressure from the lump. It is, however, possible for the cyst to come back in the same spot. If your cyst returns, you might need surgery to excise the entire fluid-filled sac and cut off the stalk that attaches it to the tendon in your foot. If you’re struggling with a foot bump from a ganglion cyst, let us know at Absolute Foot Care Specialists in Las Vegas. We can monitor the condition for you, or help you eliminate it. Just call (702) 839-2010 to make an appointment.