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Ganglion Cyst Wrist
Scar massage: Swelling following surgery is quite common. Stiffness is also a common complaint. Physical therapy (or hand therapy) can be beneficial in improving wrist motion and swelling. Scar massage and desensitization exercises can be helpful to reduce swelling and sensitivity. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 ganglion cyst wrist surgery 3 weeks ago, how much longer will I have pain when i move my wrist. I hurts when i take splint off and move it.
Most pain: Dissipates in a few weeks. Though the exact size, location of the cysts and other issues in the wrist such as arthritis, underlying ligament and capsular issues and even how and why the ganglion was removed can play a role. Talk to yiour surgeon regarding your scenario. Though rare, there are times when therapy is needed to get moving. And a splint while it helps may need to be weaned sooner. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A knot or ganglion cyst above wrist. When do I see a dr about it? Aches after prolonged use of hand & crawling feeling. Not bothersome at the moment.
Get accurate: diagnosis first. If it is a ganglion for sure, nothing needs to be done unless it causes symptoms. Sometimes, a simple aspiration and steroid injection would do it. Go an see an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ganglion cyst on wrist 9/16/13 had 2 return in 6 wks.It has been recently hurting.Surgery? What to do?Not returned since hist: htn & pcos
Surgery: Ganglions are cysts arising from the membrane surrounding your wrist joint. They are notorious for recurring if not excised completely. A trained hand surgeon can remove them with a short procedure. Even after surgery they can recur but rarely do. All other methods of removal (including the traditional: hitting them with a big book) have unacceptably high recurrence rates. ...Read more
Joint fluid hernia..: Ganglion cysts are filled with joint fluid, usually from one of the wrist joints, that has been expressed from the joint to form a cyst under the skin. They are usually associated with a weak area of the joint capsule. They can be removed if symptomatic, but have a tendency to recur even after complete removal. Also, there may still be pain after removal of the cyst. See a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
I have a big ganglion cyst on my wrist that is causibg me some discomfort and pain, ive had it looked at by a nurse could you give me any advice?
I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist and it recently grew. is there any chance it will get smaller on its own, or do they always get bigger over time?
Wait and watch: Ganglion cysts are common, often grow slowly or may remain unchanged in size for months. Not likely to get smaller on its own. You should get it checked by a good surgeon once yearly unless it is causing you pain or discomfort. It is easy to remove it, if you have any symptoms. Tell us where exactly it is located(front or back of the wrist) and for how long has it been there? ...Read more
Yes: Sometimes they can resolve spontaneously. If symptomatic simple excision is curative. ...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
Not ususally: When a ganglion is removed from the wrist, if the wrist is not moved for a long time then it becomes stiff and as you start to move it the small scar stretches a little and may give you some pain. However, usually this is a minor surgery and the scar is not an issue though may be slightly prominent at times. ...Read more
Reduce scar: Very often when removing a ganglion the incision that is used to open the tendon sheath becomes scared. The best approach in early post op period is to use warm soaks after the sutures are out. If the scar persists then intr scar kenalog (triamcinolone) is used which is a form of steroid that is not quickl absorbed from the site of injection working better than cortisone. ...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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