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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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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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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