Both TriHealth Orthopedic & Sports Institute and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine utilize the latest hand and wrist treatments to help relieve your pain and get you back to doing the activities you love. If you’re suffering from painful ganglion cysts, mucous cysts or require a diagnosis for another hand condition, our experts can help.
Ganglion cysts and mucous cysts are benign, fluid-filled sacs that can develop on the wrist or near the tips of the fingers. They usually form on the tendons of a joint, which are the soft tissues holding two bones together. Although not usually painful, large cysts may press on nearby wrist or finger nerves and cause discomfort. If you notice a lump or bump on your fingers, hand or wrist, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis in case there’s a more serious underlying condition.
Experts aren’t sure what causes ganglion cysts and mucous cysts, but possible explanations include:
Ganglion cysts appear as fluid-filled sacs or bumps that can vary in size. They may be completely painless, though larger cysts may press on nerves and cause the following symptoms:
A ganglion cyst or mucous cyst often goes away on its own. If the condition isn’t painful or affecting your ability to move the joint, treatment may not be necessary. Symptomatic cysts are usually treated with:
Certain risk factors can increase your chances of developing ganglion cysts or mucous cysts, including:
Keeping your joints healthy is the best way to prevent ganglion cysts and mucous cysts on the wrist, fingers and hand. Tips include:
Ganglion cysts and mucous cysts are relatively common conditions. When painful, these growths can be treated quickly and effectively by our expert team. Learn more or make an appointment with an orthopedic specialist: Call TriHealth at 513 246 2300 or our orthopedic partner, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, at 513 961 HAND or 513 961 4263.