Venous stasis is a loss of proper function in
the leg veins that normally carry blood back toward the heart. This may occur
following injury to the veins, which may lead to blood clots in the superficial
veins (known as superficial phlebitis) or blood clots in the deep veins (known
as deep venous thrombosis).
Individuals with this condition usually
exhibit swelling of the legs and ankles. The superficial veins in the legs may
be varicose, causing the veins to be enlarged and appear as a cord or a bunch
of grapes. Patients often complain of a feeling of fullness, aching, or
tiredness in their legs. These symptoms worsen with standing, and are relieved
when the legs are elevated. As the condition progresses the blood continues to
collect in the feet, ankles, and legs.
Rest, elevation, and compression stockings are
the most common forms of treatment.
are fluid-filled masses under the skin. Common cysts of the feet include
synovial cysts, ganglia, and cutaneous mucoid cysts.
foot cysts are located under the skin, although occasionally they appear in
tendon or bone. Synovial or ganglionic cysts are connected to a nearby joint or
tendon, which makes them harder to treat. Mucoid cysts are not connected to a
joint. Most cysts lead to mild pain as a result of the pressure created by
wearing shoes. When any of these cysts enclose or press on a nerve, they can cause
a sharp pain. X-rays, ultrasound, MRI, or CT scans are common methods for
diagnosing cysts in the feet.
best way to prevent cysts from forming is to wear well-fitted, comfortable
shoes and avoid repeated foot injuries. Persistent ganglion cysts can be
treated by numbing the area and extracting the fluid inside. A steroid or
hardening agent may then be injected into the cyst to try to prevent it from
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