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Ganglion (Overview)

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 treatment includes surgical removal.


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Do you get a ganglion from an injury?

Do you get a ganglion from an injury?

Good question.: The cause of ganglion cysts isn't really known, but they do tend to occur on the distal extremities, so the role of trauma or repeated micro-tramua probably can't be entirely ruled out. ...Read more

Ganglion (Overview)

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 treatment includes surgical removal.


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What is the definition or description of: ganglion?

Cyst of a joint: 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 treatment includes surgical removal. ...Read more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Tip)

Treating Ganglion Cysts

Ganglion cysts occur when fluid from a joint escapes and makes a cyst. See doctor if painful. ...See more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Checklist)

Use over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen or naproxen
Daily
Try not pop or squeeze the cyst
Once
If the cyst gets more painful, ask your doctor about possible drainage
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Ask a health question...How do you treat a ganglion. ?

Depends: This is very dependent on the location of the ganglion, associated factors and prior treatment. You should discuss this with your doctor and/or surgeon. ...Read more

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I think i may have "ganglions" but i'm not sure, what should I do and are they serious?

Not usually serious: A ganglion is a benign cyst. It not producing pain or cosmetically a problem it should be left alone. ...Read more

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Treating Ganglion Cysts (Tip)

Treating Ganglion Cysts

Wear splint to minimize pain. Avoid repetitive wrist motion and avoid trauma to the wrist. ...See more

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What are ganglion cysts?

What are ganglion cysts?

Fluid sack off joint: Joints are held together by ligaments and capsular tissue. These structures provide stability for the joint and keep the synovial fluid in place. Sometimes a small opening will develope in the capsule/ligament complex, allowing fluid to escape the joint. The body walls this fluid off in a membranous cyst. They get bigger and smaller because the communicate with the joint. They are often painless. ...Read more

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How are ganglion cysts removed?

How are ganglion cysts removed?

They can be: Aspirated - removal of contents by extracting with a needle poked into it. (under local anesthesia.) or they can be surgically excised. ...Read more

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Can wrist ganglion be movable ?

Can wrist ganglion be movable ?

Ganglion: A ganglion may be fixed or sessile but sometimes a small stalk forms and you can move it around. Someimes the form on tendon and move under the skin a lot with finger or wrist motion. ...Read more