Ask The Expert
December 04, 2012
It would be great to have more details about your symptoms and the results of an exam. But it sounds like the “cyst” you’re describing is likely due to one or more of these common conditions:
While each of these conditions may cause pain, the swelling may persist during recovery — even after the pain has subsided.
There are other possible causes. So I recommend that you see your doctor for evaluation.
In the meantime, if your “cyst” isn’t painful or getting larger, you may not require specific treatment. I would not recommend surgical removal based only on what you have described. In fact, this problem may cause you no trouble in the future. And depending on the cause, you may be able to prevent future symptoms by wearing comfortable shoes with a soft back and shoe inserts (such as heel pads).