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Causes Of Ganglion Cyst
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
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
No: Nothing you did or do would cause it. ...Read more
Synovial fluid: Fills ganglion cysts. These cysts are fluid filled sacs and synovial fluid is what lubricates the joint, fluid enters the cyst through a tiny attachment from the joint and makes the cyst large. This is why activity or force seemingly makes the ganglion larger as more pressure in the joint leaks into the cyst. Typically it's a like one way valve into the cyst but they can drain back spontaneously. ...Read more
A2 pulley: Ganglions can develop at the edge of the a1 or a2 pulley of the flexor tendons. Ganglions are synovial cysts arising from a tear or opening in the tendon sheath. Synovial tissue causes cyst to form and emerge from the tear that results from over use or trauma. ...Read more
Sudden soreness & pain in elbow and lower left arm. What could be the cause? I think I have ganglion cyst on left hand also. Should I be worried?
We don't know: If I had the answer to this, I would be a famous man. There are theories, but no right answer. It is thought that a defect in the joint capsule or ligamentous tissue results in tissue weakness, that allows joint fluid to escape into the weakness. As fluid escapes, it gets trapped by the one-way valve effect of the defect, thus producing the cyst. ...Read more
Doubtful: In the old days, it was called the "bible" treatment to rupture a ganglion cyst on a person's wrist. As the bible was usually the biggest book in people's houses, it was told to people to swing it hard against the wrist to rupture the cyst. The blow I'm sure hurt more than the cyst rupturing. ...Read more
Hand coild get all kind of arthitis including these two and others kind of arthitis.
Thank you. ...Read more
Yes: Definitely rupturing it either purposefully or accidentally would cause sharp pain and perhaps decreased range of motion for a period of time. ...Read more
I'm assuming what I have is a ganglion cyst on my wrist. The only problem I have is that I can't wear my watch. It's about 1/2 in in diameter. Is it necessary to get it removed? Will having it cause damage to my nerves or tendons?
Yes: A ganglion does not need to b removed unless it is symptomatic. If you can not wear a watch then I would suggest removal. Removal should not cause damage to nerves or motor nerves ...Read more
Mri shows intraosseous ganglion cyst within the cuboid. Cause of my pain? Is it common and how to fix it. Does it keep growing? Anything I can do?
ANSWER: It can get larger. It can cause pain. It can cause a fracture of the cuboid. Treat via removing the mass from the bone and filling the void with bone graft. ...Read more
Unlikely: Usually ganglion pain is localized to the affected wrist. However if it is affecting movement and one is compensating for the pain it could cause referred pain to other joints on the same extremity. ...Read more
Ganglion cyst on my wrist ruptured and has caused severe discoloration like severe bruising? Why?
Bleeding: There probably was some bleeding when it ruptured. But don't fear, as long as it improves over the next few days to weeks you should be fine. If it persists, or you have increasing pain or the mass returns you should see an MD ...Read more
Intraosseous ganglion cyst of the intermediate cuneiform bone. Causes? I speed walk 8-10miles on concrete floor 5 days a week.
You didn't cause: It. Something's just happen.Get a more detailed answer ›
Swelling on toe after ganglion cyst aspiration for the 6th time. Not responding to antiobiotics for 4 weeks. Swollen/red, no worse, no better. Cause?
Ganglion cyst first knuckle middle finger What causes it? What can I do to get rid of it? Would having long time acrylic nails have anything to do w/it?
No: There are few reasons, but never seen nails to be the cause, (unless you used acrylic nail on middle finger only). Most cyst will resolve after few weeks. Wait and see, don't mess with it. It keeps getting bigger and does not go away surgeons can help. ...Read more
Have you heard of a ganglion cyst caused by iv, blood removal, hospital infections or germs? I had one appear after 10 hrs treatment for kidney stone
Ganglion cyst and numbing in hand, what can cause this? Hi. I have a ganglion cyst on my left hand near my wrist. It is causing great discomfort and pain. Now my fingers and part of my hand is numb. I wore a emobilizer last night and my mom thinks it is n
Either the ganglion is pressing against a nerve, or mom was right, and the immobilizer you wore was, indeed, too tight.
Why suffer? Go see a hand surgeon. Ganglion cysts can be aspirated (drained) and sometimes, a little cortisone injected after the aspiration could prevent it from recurring (as they sometimes do). If all else fails, the surgery to remove it is not terribly disabling or complicated. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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
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