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Ganglion cyst wrist surgery swelling. How to reduce this?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: ICE even late and

Motion of fingers helps reduce swelling.
When you make a fist and extend fingers you actually compress tissues on the side opposite to the way you move try it, make a tight fist on your opposite hand and you see how the skin on the back of the hand and wrist is squeezed down. Wrist motion is good too once your wound can tolerate it. Talk to your surgeon times therapy is needed . Don't forget ice.

In brief: ICE even late and

Motion of fingers helps reduce swelling.
When you make a fist and extend fingers you actually compress tissues on the side opposite to the way you move try it, make a tight fist on your opposite hand and you see how the skin on the back of the hand and wrist is squeezed down. Wrist motion is good too once your wound can tolerate it. Talk to your surgeon times therapy is needed . Don't forget ice.
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Dr. Eon Shin
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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