I've had one atop my left ankle since about 2001. My PCP drew out some of the gunk inside, but it did come back almost immediately, which he said would probably happen. He referred me to an orthopedic surgeon who does feet and I was told my foot would have to be immobilized for about 6-8 weeks in order for the cyst not to come back.
I haven't pursued it.
I have a synovial cyst on one of my toes. That may not get fixed. I can live with that.
Marsha (7-28-50), MVP 1990/MVR (St. Jude) & ASD repair 6/24/03 Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas Texas. Hometesting since 11/03, first with ProTime 3, now with INRatio.
John (3-13-46), MV repair 5/10/07, Dallas Presbyterian, port-access incision, Dr. William Ryan. Chordae ruptured 12/05 in car crash.