A 44-year-old member asked:
Can i exercise with a ganglion cyst?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Danny Proffittanswered
Family Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: Depending on where the cyst is, you may have some pain or discomfort but it won't keep you from exercising. If you are in doubt, ask your pcp or orthopedist (hand surgeon). Usually found in the wrist. Can occur elsewhere.
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Dr. Troy Reynaanswered
Pediatric Surgery 46 years experience
Yes: As long as the ganglion causes no pain.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
What is a ganglion cyst?
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Dr. David Milleranswered
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Inflamed tendon: Tendons run in sheaths, similar to the cables on a bicycle. Sometimes a minor trauma can cause the sheath to become inflamed and a small cyst can pop up. This is called a ganglion cyst. They are usually painless and sometimes go away on their own. If it isn't bothering you then you likely don't need to do anything with it. If it is bothering you, see your doc about removing it.
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Last updated Jan 22, 2021
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