232017Jun

Are Those Bumps on My Hand Cancerous Tumors? Relax – Those Lumps may be Ganglion Cysts

Are Those Bumps on My Hand Cancerous Tumors? Relax – Those Lumps may be Ganglion Cysts Having an unexplained lump appear can be frightening. If you are like most people, you automatically worry about cancer when mysterious bump appears. Many people who develop ganglion cysts on their hands worry that they have a malignant tumor or some other life-threatening disease. Fortunately, ganglion cysts are usually harmless. Our hand doctor can determine whether the lump on your hand is a ganglion cyst or something more serious. People used to refer to ganglion cysts as “bible bumps,” according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeon’s website A Nation in Motion, because doctors…

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252017Apr

Florida Hand Doctor Discusses Ganglion Cysts

Florida Hand Doctor Discusses Ganglion Cysts Has a bump suddenly appeared on your hand? You may have a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are fluid-filled lumps that develop along joints or tendons. While these cysts can appear on ankles, feet or anywhere else on the body, they develop most frequently on the back of the wrist. In fact, ganglion cysts are the most common type of mass or lump in the hand, according to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). They may appear on the top or underside of the wrist, at the end joint of a finger, or at the base of a finger. Round or oval in shape,…

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272016May

Ganglion Cysts Need Medical Treatment

When you start having problems with your hand it can be very frustrating. People use their hands for so much of life, and pain or issues with mobility can really hamper normal, everyday activities. With that in mind, seeing a hand specialist can help you get back the function you expect. Some hand issues can also make your hands look bad, which can make you self-conscious about their appearance. You don’t have to hide your hands any longer, or struggle with getting them to do what you want. Instead, you can get your ganglion cysts treated or removed, so your hands look and feel their best, and so they function…

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252014Jun

What Is a Ganglion Cyst?

If you have a round lump or mass on your hand or wrist, the most likely diagnosis is a ganglion cyst. This benign, fluid-filled pouch is harmless and most often develops on the back of the wrist, at the wrist joint, or on the palm side of the wrist. Many ganglion cysts do not require treatment, but if the cyst causes pain, interferes with movement or function, or looks unsightly, then a hand surgeon can remove the cyst safely. What Is a Ganglion Cyst? A ganglion cyst is a pocket of fluid that grows from a joint’s tendon sheaths or ligaments, like a balloon on a stalk. The size may…

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92012Sep

Ganglion Cysts – Causes and Treatments

PORT CHARLOTTE, FL – Finding yourself with ganglion cysts can be unpleasant, but it can be so much easier to deal with when you have the correct treatment and the right team to help you through it. Ganglion cysts are essentially non-cancerous masses that occur near joints and tendons. At first glance, they seem look like lumps on your hands and wrists. Generally they are not painful and can range in sizes. Diagnosis is fairly simple and can be confirmed using an MRI. How do ganglion cysts form? They form when fluid from a joint or around a tendon gets trapped. Once it gets trapped it begins to form a structure similar…

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