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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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What is the cause go a ganglion cyst on the foot?

Inflammation: Usually inflammation that causes injury to the joint capsule with outgrowth of the synovial lining. ...Read more

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What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

What causes ganglion cysts to get bigger?

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

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What causes ganglion cysts to develop on the inside of 1st joint of the middle finger?

What causes ganglion cysts to develop on the inside of 1st joint of the middle finger?

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

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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?

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?

No: No, I would not be worried, but if you are I would not hesitate to be seen. An inflammatory condition, such as lateral epicondylitis, is among the most common causes. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

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

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Can a ganglion cyst cause a burning sensation?

Can a ganglion cyst cause a burning sensation?

Yes: Depending on which side of the wrist the ganglion cyst lives. The ganglion can apply pressure to the small nerves of the hand and this can cause a burning sensation or "causalgia". ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

Degeneration: A ganglion cyst is a swelling of the wrist joint structures and is usually inflammatory or degenerative. If the ganglion is getting larger or hurting you can have it operated on by an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst. If it burst would it cause sharp pain?

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

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If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

Both: Hand coild get all kind of arthitis including these two and others kind of arthitis.
Thank you. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a ganglion cyst cause permanent neuropathy?

It's possible: If a ganglion is pinching a nerve and if the ganglion does not shrink or disappear, which they do 50% of the time without surgery, then it;s possible to have permanent nerve problems. G. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Would rupturing it cause shap pain?

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Arthritis: If there is pain or swelling it is inflammatory
gal gluons are not causing inflammation or pain
many kinds of. Arthr itis may cause pseudoganglions. ...Read more

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Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

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

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Ganglion cyst on my wrist ruptured and has caused severe discoloration like severe bruising? Why?

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

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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?

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?

May not: Be infected. It is possible you have gout which with aspiration can show or blood tests. Has a culture been taken to show if its infected? Get back to your doctor because if its infection you want to prevent cellulitis. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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

No: But you certainly could have a hematoma at an IV site or a thrombosis in a vein at an IV site and either might look like a gangloin
ganglia are fluid filled sacks coming off of tendon sheaths or joint capsules and are pretty common. ...Read more

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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

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: 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

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What is a ganglion cyst?

What is a ganglion cyst?

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

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Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Can ganglion cyst get bigger?

Yes: Ganglion cysts can get larger. Please see your doctor for evaluation and treatment options. ...Read more

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What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

What exactly is a ganglion cyst?

Synovial cyst: Rupture of the synovium which is the cushion between the small bones of the wrist. The fluid that leaks out is then contained by the body and forms a cyst connected to the defect. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

What are symptoms of ganglion cyst?

Wrist mass: Mass on top or undersurface of wrist (most common location). Mass may grow in size. Mass may be painful or not. Sometimes the mass may interfere with range of motion due to size. If symptomatic may be removed with surgery if it does not respond to rest. ...Read more

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Can I exercise with a ganglion cyst?

Can I exercise with a ganglion cyst?

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

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


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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

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 ...Read more