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I think I have a synovial cyst due to OA in my R thumb DIP. swelling is decreasing my ROM. It usually resolves spontaneously. How long should I wait?

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Dr. Charles Gordon
Pediatrics - Adolescent Medicine

In brief: See a hand orthopod

He/She can confirm diagnosis and inject with a steroid and if necessary cut it out.
It can recur though. In the "old" days they used to smash the cysts with a heavy book, such as the Bible. You wait until it bothers you enough.

In brief: See a hand orthopod

He/She can confirm diagnosis and inject with a steroid and if necessary cut it out.
It can recur though. In the "old" days they used to smash the cysts with a heavy book, such as the Bible. You wait until it bothers you enough.
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