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Ganglion Cyst Forearm
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
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
Was told I have ganglion cyst on elbow and to take anti inflammatory meds. To me, that is a temporary solution. My elbow swells and pain in arm...?
Bursitis. See a doc:
You have what we call bursitis.
you could see your doctor, for aspiration and treatment they usually keep coming back.
you might see a surgeon for possible surgery to have it removed.
it is an inflammation caused the fluid to leak outside the joint, anti inflammatory medication could slow down the process.
good luck ...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?
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
See orthopedic Dr.: There are not many problems associated with the wrists short of bony abnormalities. One common problem that can occur at the level of the wrists or coming from any joint is called a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are not usually associated with much pain or discomfort until they become large. They extends from the joint space. It's, like blowing up a tiny balloon from between your knuckles. These often bust when a person bumps them. They will reoccur unless they are surgically tied off. I suggest you see an orthopedic surgeon to further assess and evaluate. ...Read more
Various: Many ganglion cysts do not hurt and are only demonstrate a mass in the affected area. Depending on the location of the cyst, and size, pain can accompany the cyst. It is also possible that the cyst can compress nerves or other structure. ...Read more
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
Excision of cyst: Ganglion cysts can be associated with pain and are easily removed. Surgeons can remove them with an open or arthroscopic technique. I personally prefer an arthroscopic approach so I can also evaluate for other pathology. If the cyst is on the hand or wrist you can get an evaluation from a hand surgeon for further treatment options. ...Read more
Temporary Pain: Ganglions are fluid filled cysts that can occur near a joint. They can rupture with trauma (thus the old treatment of hitting them with a bible) or excessive pressure. If that occurs, the area may swell for a few days, and the area may be a little stiff and sore. Some ice and Ibuprofen should help. ...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