A Synovial Cyst, also known as Gideon’s Disease or Bible Bump, is a small, fluid-filled sac or pouch that develops over a tendon or joint on the top of the foot. The benign mass under the skin may or may not be painful.
The size of the sac or cyst can change with activity and may disappear for some time, only to recur. The mass is often soft, but with time it may become firmer to the touch.
It is important to have a synovial cyst properly evaluated by a medical professional to eliminate a more serious medical condition. Our podiatrists are experts in the identifying and treating cysts of the foot and ankle. We offer the latest technologies available to ensure an accurate diagnosis and proper treatment.