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Doctor insights on: Bone Spur Or Ganglion Cyst

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Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


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1 Dr said bone spur & 2nd Dr says that I have a ganglion cyst in my hand. Any tests to tell me what it is? Tired of pain, weakness and tingling.

1 Dr said bone spur & 2nd Dr says that I have a ganglion cyst in my hand. Any tests to tell me what it is? Tired of pain, weakness and tingling.

Ganglion: Ganglion is a collection of jelly like fluid where can confirmed by ultrasound. Bony spurs can be differentiated from ganglion by an X ray. If cyst is causing pressure on nerve that can cause pain, tingling and weakness, please see a orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst get hard like a bone?

Can a ganglion cyst get hard like a bone?

Yes it can: Some it feel like a bone but it is a cyst full of thick fluids. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst become hard and bone like?

Can a ganglion cyst become hard and bone like?

Yes: Similar to a water balloon, a ganglion cyst has an outer wall and filled with a fluid (typically from joint or tendon). Like the balloon analogy, if it is filled to the limit of the outer wall's volume, then the cyst will feel "as firm as a bone." often the doctor, depending on location, can prove that it is fluid filled by transillumination or aspiration. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat a ganglion cyst on the jaw bone?

Depends: A ganglion cyst should not arise on the jaw bone. If it is attached to the jaw then it is more involved like a bone cyst. If it is in the skin overlying the jaw then it can be either a cyst of the skin or a lymph node. ...Read more

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Hello, I have a ganglion cyst on my foot and it's small and hard as a bone but it really hurts to walk. How would I go about getting it removed?

Hello, I have a ganglion cyst on my foot and it's small and hard as a bone but it really hurts to walk. How would I go about getting it removed?

See foot specialist: A podiatrist or orthopedic surgeon who specializes in feet and ankles could easily help address your problem. ...Read more

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Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesn't hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though

Maybe: These cysts can be very hard. They are typically removed by a hand specialist ortho, general surgery, or plastics. Ask your primary care provider if a referral is appropriate. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous is surgery my best course of action?

Ganglion cyst size 1.3mm by 6mm on ankle very painful MRI also shows bone marrow edema around superior calcaneous is surgery my best course of action?

Not yet: Aspiration (using a needle to drain it) would be helpful, but most likely will return, however it's still an option before surgery. Injection steriod into the area is not recommended as it can commonly lead to achilles tendon rupture. If pain continues even after aspiration, then surgery is a viable and safe option as well. Best of luck! ...Read more

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My collar bone is sticking out (past 60 days). I've been told via a CT scan it's a ganglion cyst pushing the bone. Should I request an MRI?

My collar bone is sticking out (past 60 days). I've been told via a CT scan it's a ganglion cyst pushing the bone. Should I request an MRI?

No point unless Symp: Unless you're having symptoms related to the collar bone (or unexplained symptoms), there's no point to the MRI. It will only show you the ganglion cyst that you know is already there. It won't push you towards surgery, especially if you don't have symptoms, unless you've talked to a surgeon. Get the CT scan report & image b4 talking to your doctor or use HealthTap Prime to discuss further. Thanks ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Ganglion cyst and heel spurs any connection?

Maybe: If the ganglion is in the heel area it is probably related. If the ganglion is in your wrist or somewhere else, it is unlikely to be related. ...Read more

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Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Bone cysts versus bone spurs?

Inside bone/tendons.: Bone cysts r contained inside the bone, any where from simple benign @ malignant and need watching. Spurs r at the edges of the bone as in arthritis, or in response 2 tendinitis where a tendon attaches. As patellar tendinitis or where ligaments attach as in heel spurs (planter fasciitis). Treatments r different 4 each & multiple 4 each. B followed & rx'd by an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Difference between bone spur and bone cyst?

Different: A bone spur is an area of bone growth where a muscle, tendon, or ligament inserts. This attachment is called an enthesis. A bone cyst is a cyst within the substance of the bone and, as such, contains fluid. ...Read more

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I have a hard bump on the outside edge of my knee. Not sure if its a bone spur or a cyst. I've had it for a while and it's painful when I press on it.

I have a hard bump on the outside edge of my knee. Not sure if its a bone spur or a cyst. I've had it for a while and it's painful when I press on it.

Hmmm?: Could be either. An MRI or ultrasound should visualize a cyst while X-rays show arthritis and spurs best. If it is compressible it could be a cyst or meniscsl flap ...Read more

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What type of dr to see for ganglion cyst?

What type of dr to see for ganglion cyst?

Hand surgeon: Hand surgeon if the cyst is on the hand/wrist. ...Read more

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What should I do to hide a ganglion cyst?

Depends: A lot depends on the location of the ganglion. If on the foot/ankle wear shoes and socks. If on the wrist then long sleeves but this will only work if sleeves are longish and may be uncomfortable. ...Read more

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What can happen when a ganglion cyst pops?

What can happen when a ganglion cyst pops?

Pain, may resolve: You may have some mild pain, and the cyst may simply resolve. For example, ganglionic cysts in the wrist for example, used to be called bible cysts, as people would use a large book, like a bible to "hit them and rupture them." this of course is not recommended to do nowadays. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could a ganglion cyst go away on it's own?

No: Ganglions can wax and wane changing in size and symptoms but do not typically disappear on their own. ...Read more

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What type of dr. Would I see for a ganglion cyst?

Surgeon: This could be hand, general, or pediatric surgeon depending on age of patient. ...Read more

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Please advise me what to do about a ganglion cyst?

Please advise me what to do about a ganglion cyst?

Ganglion cyst: Evaluation, xray, injection, drainage are part of a workup. Many cysts do not hurt so an xray of the joint may give information about this. Old fracture, arthritis, inflammation, an old ligament injury, rheumatoid arthritis, DJD with ganglions see a hand surgeon.

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Ganglion cyst removal: indications, risks, alternatives?

Variable: Pain, decreased motion or use of hand, insightly bulge. All are good indications. Depends on what you can tolerate. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Ganglion cyst?

What is the definition or description of: Ganglion cyst?

See below: A ganglion cyst is a benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the wrist and the foot. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed a ganglion cyst. What is it made of?

Thick fluid: Fluid from a joint or tendon sheath leaks into the ganglion sac. The more water soluble elements diffuse out, leaving a thicker gelatin like substance. ...Read more

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The pain has not subsided at all from my ganglion cyst. What else can I do?

Depends: Was ganglion cyst removed or is it still present? If removed then check with your doctor especially if has been more than six weeks since procedure. If it has not been treated and it is bothering you significantly perhaps it is time to consider taking care of it once and for all. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a ganglion cyst?

How can I prevent a ganglion cyst?

Unknown: To date, there is no known reliable method to prevent ganglion cyst formation. A ganglion cyst is a benign fluid filled sac, most commonly presenting as a compressible soft tissue mass on the back of the wrist. They may be associated with previous trauma (e.g. Wrist sprain) which may have created a small tear within the ligaments and capsule of the wrist. The cyst can wax and wane in size. ...Read more

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How to drain a ganglion cyst at home?

DIY not recommended: Medical procedures are not recommended as diys. Needling a volar wrist ganglion even by non-hand surgeons is fraught with danger as one of the main arteries to the hand and it's vena commitantes are commonly entwined with the ganglion and can easily be damaged. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to burst a ganglion cyst?

Is it possible for me to burst a ganglion cyst?

Not recommended: Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. These cysts do not need treatment unless they are painful and persistent. Many of them will resolve with rest. While there are accounts of patients bursting these cysts with a heavy object, there is also the possibility of aggravating the cyst. If necessary, see a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Dupuytren disease or ganglion cyst, how to know?

Dupuytren disease or ganglion cyst, how to know?

Ganglions Have Fluid: A ganglion cyst will light up in the dark with a light (transillumination).
Ganglion cysts can be aspirated or ruputured.
Dupuyten's is hard and tend be lumps in a linear chain that goes on to contract the fingers. ...Read more

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Why don't I see a bump if I have a ganglion cyst?

It may be very small: A ganglion cyst is a common benign condition usually associated with some weakness of the deep tissues surrounding a joint or tendon sheath allowing the synovial fluid to escape into a small sac or cyst. It only needs treatment if painful or bothersome, so don't worry! ...Read more

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If a ganglion cyst ruptures on its own, can it regrow?

Yes it may: Yes it may recur but it does not necessarily and therefore it is best to observe. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst being drained tomorrow. What can I expect?

Ganglion cyst being drained tomorrow. What can I expect?

Excision I hope: They need excision as the origin is deep and comes from a joint so the base needs 2 b identified and closed. A simple aspiration or drainage will lead 2 recurrence. ...Read more

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Can a ganglion cyst be malignant? And if so can it be treated?

Can a ganglion cyst be malignant? And if so can it be treated?

No: A ganglion cyst is never malignant. However, every wrist mass is not a ganglion cyst. A hand surgeon can make the diagnosis and drain the cyst. ...Read more

Ganglion (Definition)

Commonly associated with trauma or arthritis the joint capsule becomes stretched. As the body produces additional synovial fluid to lubricate the joint the loosened joint capsule stretches and fills with fluid...The gnaglion. As the body produces more or less the size of the ganglion will fluctuate. Best ...Read more


Bone (Definition)

Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more