WHAT IS A GANGLION CYST?
A ganglion cyst is swelling that appears on or around the joints and tendons in the hand, near the wrist and on the finger that varies in size over time.
The causes are unknown, but women are more likely to be affected than men
Signs and Symptoms:
• Usually appears as a bump on the wrist on back of the hand or the underside of the hand.
• Observation (the cyst may disappear in time)
• Aspiration (draining of the fluid)
Please note: this information is for informational purposes only. It should not be used for diagnosing an injury, and the information provided should not be used to replace medical treatment