This article does not constitute as medical advice.
If you are experiencing Ganglion Cysts symptoms, contact your doctor or make an appointment.
A ganglion cyst is a benign accumulation of fluid under the skin. It is seen in the sheath covering the joints and tendons and commonly occurs in wrists, ankles, and feet. Sometimes cysts can grow near or under a toenail and affect its growth. Cysts also cause pain if they push against a nerve. Sometimes cysts can heal independently, but your doctor can treat them if they are too uncomfortable.
This situation occurs when fluid leaks out of a tendon or a joint and causes swelling underneath the skin. There is no particular cause for the development of ganglion cysts, but specific individuals may tend to form these cysts:
At Home: If it isn’t painful, your doctor may suggest treating this benign cyst at home. 50% of Ganglions disappear on their own!
Medical Treatment: Contact your doctor if the cyst is painful or causing numbness. They may recommend the following for treatment:
Note that even after treatment of the cyst, whether at home or medically, it can return.