A ganglion cyst is a fluid-filled swelling that develops near a joint or a tendon. The cyst can range from the size of a pea to the size of a golf ball. It is most frequently located around the wrist and on the fingers.
Symptoms of ganglion cysts may include:
- Hand and wrist pain and/or pressure
- Disfigurement of the Hand
- Difficulty with hand and wrist movement
Ganglion cysts will either disappear on their own over time or get bigger. If ganglion cysts get bigger, they may cause pressure and/or pain in the wrist or hand which means that they will have to be removed using a needle aspiration or minimally invasive surgery. It is important to get ganglion cysts checked out by your doctor if symptoms and pain worsen over time.
by Hand Specialist Malaysia