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What's difference between ganglion cyst and neuroma? How are they treated if not causing a problem?

What's difference between ganglion cyst and neuroma? How are they treated if not causing a problem?

Ganglion is a joint: Fluid- filled cavity that are often painless or mildly tender+or- unsightly & easily seen thru skin. Neuroma is an exquisitely tender bulbous zone in a nerve that causes electric shock-type sensation when tapped and can't be seen except at surgery. ...Read more

Cyst (Definition)

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


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What is the difference between a ganglion cyst and a neuromas?

What is the difference between a ganglion cyst and a neuromas?

Fluid filled v Solid: Ganglion cysts are benign masses arising from the wrist, usually from joint. They are common in the hand. Neuroma is a growth or tumor arising from nerve tissue, and for most part are also benign, but solid in characteristics. There are many different types of neuromas, and for purposes here not able to discuss all. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What's the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist?

What's the difference between a ganglion cyst in the wrist and carpal tunnel effecting the wrist?

Symptoms: Carpal tunnel is a compression of the median nerve within a narrow canal at the base of the palm, causing numbness in the thumb, index, long, and half the ring finger, a ganglion is a synovial cyst arising from the wrist joint causing pain at the site of the ganglion. A ganglion can rarely occur within the carpal tunnel causing nerve compression and carpal tunnel syndrome. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a nerve and a ganglion cyst?

What's the difference between a nerve and a ganglion cyst?

Big difference: A nerve is a specialized tissue that conducts messages from brain to muscles or other end organs that allows them to function. A ganglion is the result of a ruptured synivial capsule with leakage of synovial fluid and capsular formation. ...Read more

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What is the difference between tendonitis and ganglion cyst?

What is the difference between tendonitis and ganglion cyst?

Cyst versus inflamed: Ganglion cyst is a contained rupture of a synovial capsule. Tendinitis is inflammation that affects a tendon and may cause swelling and pain. Depending on location they could appear similar. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between a ganglion cyst and a synovial cyst?

Is there a difference between a ganglion cyst and a synovial cyst?

Yes: A ganglion cyst occurrs typically at the wrist. Synovial cysts occurr wherever a tendon ia superficial and injured or inflamed. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a bunion or ganglion cyst?

How to tell the difference between a bunion or ganglion cyst?

A bunion is a boney: Prominence due to the positon of the joint near it and bone buildup, while a ganglion is a fluid filled sac known as a cyst that originates in a joint or tendon sheath or other synovial cavity. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

Ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems, what to do?

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

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If I have ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems?

If I have ganglion cyst removal from wrist, scar causing problems?

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

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What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my wrist and it's painful. I went to theelse had had this problem with a cyst?

What to do if I have a ganglion cyst on the top of my wrist and it's painful. I went to theelse had had this problem with a cyst?

Dorsal Carpal Gangli: Carpal ganglions are a frequent cause of wrist pain but you should have it evaluated by a Hand Surgeon because extensor tenosynovitis and other issues can mimic it. Do not hit it with a book! I've seen patients who have fractured their wrists trying this home remedy. Aspiration/injection or excision is the way to go if these are painful. ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst on my wrist ruptured and has caused severe discoloration like severe bruising? Why?

Ganglion cyst on my wrist ruptured and has caused severe discoloration like severe bruising? Why?

Bleeding: There probably was some bleeding when it ruptured. But don't fear, as long as it improves over the next few days to weeks you should be fine. If it persists, or you have increasing pain or the mass returns you should see an MD ...Read more

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Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

Ganglion cyst what cause them to happen?

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

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Can a ganglion cyst cause a burning sensation?

Can a ganglion cyst cause a burning sensation?

Yes: Depending on which side of the wrist the ganglion cyst lives. The ganglion can apply pressure to the small nerves of the hand and this can cause a burning sensation or "causalgia". ...Read more

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What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

What is a ganglion cyst of the wrist caused by?

Degeneration: A ganglion cyst is a swelling of the wrist joint structures and is usually inflammatory or degenerative. If the ganglion is getting larger or hurting you can have it operated on by an orthopedic surgeon or hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst. If it burst would it cause sharp pain?

I have a ganglion cyst. If it burst would it cause sharp pain?

Doubtful: In the old days, it was called the "bible" treatment to rupture a ganglion cyst on a person's wrist. As the bible was usually the biggest book in people's houses, it was told to people to swing it hard against the wrist to rupture the cyst. The blow I'm sure hurt more than the cyst rupturing. ...Read more

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If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

If I have a ganglion cyst on my finger would it cause shap pain?

Both: Hand coild get all kind of arthitis including these two and others kind of arthitis.
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Please tell me, could a ganglion cyst cause permanent neuropathy?

It's possible: If a ganglion is pinching a nerve and if the ganglion does not shrink or disappear, which they do 50% of the time without surgery, then it;s possible to have permanent nerve problems. G. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my finger. Is there anyone who has had this problem and had it corrected. How?

I have a ganglion cyst on my finger. Is there anyone who has had this problem and had it corrected. How?

Very common: A ganglion on the finger is quite common. It is benign and does not require surgey. If you find it unsightly and/or if it is painful, you can have it removed under local anesthesia. The recurrence rate after excision is less than 10%. ...Read more

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What problems are associated with ganglion cyst of anterior cruciate ligament?

Variable: Ganglion cyst of the anterior cruciate ligament is most commonly noted as an incidental finding on an MRI of the knee. If large enough it can cause locking or catching sensation. Transient sharp pain may be associated. ...Read more

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Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Can wrist tendonitis or a volar wrist ganglion cyst cause a slightly elevated sedrate?

Arthritis: If there is pain or swelling it is inflammatory
gal gluons are not causing inflammation or pain
many kinds of. Arthr itis may cause pseudoganglions. ...Read more

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Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

Can a dorsal ganglion cyst cause forearm, elbow, and shoulder pain?

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

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What is the cause go a ganglion cyst on the foot?

Inflammation: Usually inflammation that causes injury to the joint capsule with outgrowth of the synovial lining. ...Read more

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I have a ganglion cyst on my wrist. Would rupturing it cause shap pain?

Yes: Definitely rupturing it either purposefully or accidentally would cause sharp pain and perhaps decreased range of motion for a period of time. ...Read more

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Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Can a car accident jamming your toe cause a ganglion cyst and bone spur?

Ganglion cyst: The cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon covering (sheath) that allows the joint tissue to bulge out. ...Read more

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Mri shows intraosseous ganglion cyst within the cuboid. Cause of my pain? Is it common and how to fix it. Does it keep growing? Anything I can do?

ANSWER: It can get larger. It can cause pain. It can cause a fracture of the cuboid. Treat via removing the mass from the bone and filling the void with bone graft. ...Read more

Ganglion (Definition)

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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Ganglion Cyst (Definition)

A benign growth that is typically filled with a thick, clear fluid and often arise from a joint capsule. The most common places they arise include the ...Read more