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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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