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A 25-year-old female asked:

6yrs ago, i had a ganglion cyst from overuse (left wrist, near the thumb)- it burst. i still can't put pressure on my wrist when it is bent (painful).

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Dr. Joseph De Santi
Family Medicine 31 years experience
Wrangling Wrist Pain: Anatomically, wrist pain due to a ganglion cyst is thought to be related to a distension of the lining of the joint or the surface of the bone itself due to fluid accumulation under pressure. Pain may recur after surgery due to inflammation in the joint, synovium, or the bone itself. The simple fact you had one means some force affected your anatomy to respond with a cyst. Change your activity.
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Last updated Mar 15, 2018


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