Have a big lump on your toe and not sure what it is? Most likely it’s a plantar’s wart or ganglion cyst. Here’s a few examples of ganglion cysts which presented recently to my office. Ganglions cysts are soft and filled with thick viscous fluid. If you were to rupture one of these cysts, they ill express a fluid that is thick and sticky like. To you it may feel firm or even “bony” but if you were to squeeze it firmly, you will notice it is fluid filled. Most ganglion cysts can be drained or aspirated in the office for initial treatment, but they have a high reoccurrence rate requiring excision. See the following examples which required excision.
The following example is a larger cyst that was extending from the joint of the great toe.