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I have a ganglion under my left index finger, should i splint it to keep agrivation of the joint low?

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Dr. Rifat Naghmi
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Ganglion

You should see a hand surgeon

In brief: Ganglion

You should see a hand surgeon
Dr. Rifat Naghmi
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Dr. Manuel Trujillo, jr.
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: No

The first thing to do is to clearly establish that this is a ganglion.
There are other possibilities that could present similarly. Splinting has no helpful role in the treatment of ganglions and can lead to significant stiffness of the joints if applied improperly. The best thing to do is to see a hand surgeon, who can definitively diagnose you and recommend the correct course of action.

In brief: No

The first thing to do is to clearly establish that this is a ganglion.
There are other possibilities that could present similarly. Splinting has no helpful role in the treatment of ganglions and can lead to significant stiffness of the joints if applied improperly. The best thing to do is to see a hand surgeon, who can definitively diagnose you and recommend the correct course of action.
Dr. Manuel Trujillo, jr.
Dr. Manuel Trujillo, jr.
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