My 16 year old daughter has a cyst inside her right tibia bone near the ankle. It is about the size of a golf ball. She has experienced a lot of pain, muscle spasms and her leg is cold in the area of the cyst. We are getting her in with a doctor that specializes in tumors and cysts, but it may be a month or more before he can see her. Should I be overly concerned? I just talked with someone yesterday that had a bone cyst and shattered his arm just doing push-ups. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
Small cyst that are not symptomatic or painful usually require no treatment. if it's bigger.A non-surgical form of treatment is termed "needling" or doing push-up,but this treatment has a 70% recurrence rate. The definitive treatment for a cyst is surgical excision.very safe procedure,don't worry.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patients education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case. Zak Han
Thank you for your insight. I guess I know everything that you are saying. Being a mother, I just need reassurance. I'm sure the doctor will do what is best for her. I just don't want her to injure herself further.
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