Discovering a lump in your foot or ankle can cause a fair amount of anxiety. To ensure you get a fast, accurate diagnosis of soft tissue masses and tumors, Mayfair Foot Care provides on-site X-rays and other imaging tests. Christine Peterson, DPM, Edward Buro, DPM, and Rosario Saccomanno, DPM, also offer nonsurgical and surgical treatment options to address benign and cancerous masses and reduce your risk for additional complications. Call the Commack, New York, office to schedule an evaluation for soft tissue masses and tumors, or book a consultation online today.
Soft tissue masses can develop on the inner structures of your foot and ankle, including your ligaments, muscles, tendons, and cartilage.
Some masses cause pain and may grow large enough to cause bothersome symptoms. Masses are often benign (noncancerous) but can also progress into cancerous tumors.
The underlying cause of soft tissue masses isn’t well understood, but you may be at higher risk for developing a mass or cancerous tumor because of your family history, genetic background, or your exposure to environmental toxins.
Mayfair Foot Care provides comprehensive care for soft tissue masses and tumors, including diagnostic testing services and customized treatment plans.
You should schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Mayfair Foot Care if you develop a lump of any size in your foot or ankle. You might also experience symptoms in the area near the lump, such as:
If you have a lump that increases in size, it’s important that you don’t put off an evaluation because some cancerous tumors grow quickly and spread to other parts of your body.
Mayfair Foot Care offers X-rays and other diagnostic imaging tests in-office to assess soft tissue masses and tumors in your foot or ankle. Using a minimally invasive procedure, they may also remove a tissue sample from the mass for further evaluation under a microscope.
Your treatment plan depends on the type of mass or tumor you have. If the mass isn’t cancerous or causing any pain, the Mayfair Foot Care team may continue to monitor changes in your foot or ankle before recommending treatment.
If you have a large mass that causes pain or interferes with walking, you may need surgery to remove it. The providers use minimally invasive techniques to remove a mass or tumor through small incisions, so you can heal quickly.
Surgery might also be necessary if you have a cancerous mass or tumor. The foot specialists can discuss your options for any chemotherapy or radiation therapy you may need after surgery to destroy remaining cancer cells so they don’t spread elsewhere.
Call Mayfair Foot Care to schedule a diagnostic evaluation for soft tissue masses or tumors, or book an appointment online today.