Have you ever met someone who has wrist lump or ankle lump? Maybe it’s a ganglion cyst.
There is really no need to be afraid if you experience it. Ganglion cysts are lumps, but not cancer that grows due to leakage of tissue around the joints and tendons. This theory is proven by the presence of viscous liquid in that section.
Generally these lumps are in the wrist and foot. In addition, the presence of a lump is due to the presence of fluid that appears in the connection between muscles and bones.
The shape of the ganglion cyst varies. But usually the shape of a small oval round. Almost resembles pea seeds. Once large, these peas will resemble salak seeds with a diameter of almost 2.5 centimeters (cm)
Although it does not trigger severe pain in sufferers, but the presence of ganglion cysts is quite disturbing. So you can’t do activities easily and comfortably
Symptoms Ganglion Cyst
1. Wrist Lump or Ankle Lump
Actually ganglion cysts can arise in any part. Indeed, the majority grows on the wrist and tendon parts. In addition, it often comes in the knee and foot joints.
2. Round shape and small size
Oval round bump shape. The contents are thick liquid. Usually measuring about 2.5 cm, even more than that. Cysts can grow in joints that often make movements. As a result, small cysts, will gradually get bigger.
3. Cause Pain and Discomfort
Ganglion cyst sufferers will feel pain, although not every time it happens. Usually only in certain circumstances only trigger pain.
For example when you point your palm up or down. The joint will move. When the nerves are pinched, new pain will appear. It can also be tingling, and worse numbness.
Causes Ganglion Cyst
Several factors cause ganglion cysts, including:
1. Inflammation of bones and joints
Excessive activity often triggers ganglion cysts, especially if you have bone and joint inflammation problems. Ganglion cysts will attack the finger joints near your nails.
2. Injury to the joints
If you have previously experienced joint injuries, you should be more careful. The reason is when you force an injured joint, cysts may grow.
3. Age and gender
Research shows that women are more susceptible to ganglion cysts. Located in the age range of 20-40 years.
How to find out Ganglion cysts
There are 3 ways to determine the appearance of ganglion cysts, including via x-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasound.
How to treat or treat ganglion cysts
There are several ways to treat and treat ganglion cysts, namely:
Disabling joints in the cyst area. Using a splint and splint. But this method can weaken the muscles around the joint. So it’s not really recommended.
Ganglion Cyst Aspiration
Aspiration is the taking of fluid in a lump using a syringe.
Ganglion Cyst Operation
Operation This is the last way to treat ganglion cysts. Taking a lump by surgery or surgery.
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