<p>HOMEOPATHIC TREATMENT FOR
GANGLION CYST ON WRIST
A ganglion cyst is a tumor or swelling on top of a joint or the
covering of a tendon (tissue that connects muscle to bone). It looks
like a sac of liquid (cyst). Inside the cyst is a thick, sticky, clear,
colorless, jellylike material. Depending on the size, cysts may feel
firm or spongy.
One large cyst or many smaller ones may develop. Multiple small
cysts can give the appearance of more than one cyst, but a common
stalk within the deeper tissue usually connects them. This type of
cyst is not harmful and accounts for about half of all soft tissue
tumors of the hand.
Ganglion cysts, also known as Bible cysts, are more common in
women, and 70% occur in people between the ages of 20-40. Rarely,
ganglion cysts can occur in children younger than 10 years.
Ganglion Cyst Overview
Ganglion cysts most commonly occur on the back of the hand at the
wrist joint but they can also develop on the palm side of the wrist.
When found on the back of the wrist, they become more prominent
when the wrist is flexed forward. Other sites, although less common,
The base of the fingers on the palm, where they appear as small pea-
The fingertip, just below the cuticle, where they are called mucous
The outside of the knee and ankle
The top of the foot
Ganglion Cyst Symptoms
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 that then join
into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the
joint capsule or tendon sheath that allows the joint tissue to bulge out.
The ganglion cyst usually appears as a bump (mass) that changes size.
It is usually soft, anywhere from 1-3 cm in diameter, and doesn't move.
The swelling may appear over time or appear suddenly, may get smaller in size,
and may even go away, only to come back at another time.