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Ganglion Cyst Wrist Injuries And Disorders
I sustained a wrist injury 10 mos ago. I have a 6mm volar ganglion cyst and i continue 2 have wrist pain with my hand swelling. Would a shot help?
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
Can " minimal cystic changes in the lunate" as described by an MRI be causing lingering pain 5 months after a wrist injury when hyper extending wrist?
RICE: A good treatment for many musculoskeletal injuries is the rice protocol: rest, immobilize, cold, elevate. Don't use it, keep it still (splints help this), ice it and keep it elevated. If it doesn't get better, it's better to take a wrist injury to the doctor sooner rather than later to prevent complications. There are lots of ways to fracture a wrist that might not be apparent without an exam. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have had a wrist injury for 2 months that hasn't healed even with exercises given by a Doc. Pain only appears when using force. Do i need surgery?
Possibly: A definitive diagnosis would be needed first. X-rays and/or MRI are typically done to establish a diagnosis for the cause of the wrist pain, and then a decision could be made about surgery. In many cases, a brief course of immobilization (i.e. wrist splint) and/or steroid injections (in addition to the therapy/exercises you are doing) may be effective treatments prior to considering surgery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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