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Ganglion Cyst Thumb Joint
swelling: Ganglion cysts of the thumb arise from the synovium of one of the joints of the thumb. This can be the mp joint, ip joint or cmc joint, they are swollen tense cystic masses usually on the dorsum of the joint. Ganglions of the ip joint can also cause nail deformities. If painful or symptomatic seek care of a hand surgeon. ...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
I had a ganglion cyst surgically removed from my knuckle of my thumb and it has come back. What should I do?
Go: Back to orthopedist and be evaluated.Get a more detailed answer ›
6yrs ago, i had a ganglion cyst from overuse (left wrist, near the thumb)- it burst. I still can't put pressure on my wrist when it is bent (painful).
Wrangling Wrist Pain: Anatomically, wrist pain due to a ganglion cyst is thought to be related to a distension of the lining of the joint or the surface of the bone itself due to fluid accumulation under pressure. Pain may recur after surgery due to inflammation in the joint, synovium, or the bone itself. The simple fact you had one means some force affected your anatomy to respond with a cyst. Change your activity. ...Read more
Ganglion cyst surgery 2/2015. Still have quite a bit of pain in base of thumb (site surgery) it's been 5 months. Why still pain?
Can you have a ganglion cyst on bottom of wrist under thumb? Co-worker has hard bump that hurts and that comes and goes.
Yes: You can certainly have a ganglion cyst located in that region. This would more than likely be associated with the tendon sheath that helps move the thumb in toward the palm (flexion). These are easily treated but should be examined by a hand surgeon to make sure it is nothing else other than a typical cyst. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a ganglion cyst on my palm, by the base of the thumb. Is painful and large. I have an appointment in 3 days, should i use heat or cold for pain?
Varies: You'd be able to see which works within 15 min of application though ...Read more
Had lg ganglion cyst removed on thumb knuckle . Have constant burning in thumb, numb on thumb tip. Should i worry about nerve damage? Thank you.
Good sign: Dead nerve do not hurt. The dysesthesia you describe means the nerve is working - just not too well. It is trying to recover from injury. It should recover with time and appropriate care. You may use local anesthetic cream to help numb it during the recovery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Small round hard like bone lump at base of wrist (palm side) thumb side. Doesnt hurt, could it be ganglion cyst? It is hard like a bone though
I felt a pop between my thumb & index finger 4 days ago and have had constant, severe pain in veins in hand, wrist since, similar to ganglion cyst leak?
Needs to be checked: You need to get it checked by your doctor to find out what is going on and get appropriate therapy/treatment. ...Read more
Is it possibe the severe pain in my hand could be from a degenerated joint condition, or could my ganglion cyst be growing inside and not so much out?
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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