Ganglion cysts are bumps that occur on the hand and wrist. The lumps are non cancerous swellings that arise when synovial fluid leaked from the joints or tendons and forms a cyst and the hand.
Symptoms of ganglion cysts may include:
- Hand and wrist pain and/or pressure
- Disfigurement of the Hand
- Difficulty with hand and wrist movement
Ganglion cysts will either disappear on their own over time or get bigger. If ganglion cysts get bigger, they may cause pressure and/or pain in the wrist or hand which means that they will have to be removed using a needle aspiration or minimally invasive surgery. It is important to get ganglion cysts checked out by your doctor if symptoms and pain worsen over time.