This Is Why Some People Have A Lump On Their Wrist

Posted by Sughra Hafeez in Health and Fitness On 23rd May 2018

Everyone will get a different bump or lesion somewhere in their hands at some point. Usually, lesions and bumps entirely on our fingers, wrists, and palms can be a result of injuries from insects bites, callouses or blisters. There are some circumstances whereby bumps on wrists are caused by a more serious condition.

Ganglion cyst

Bumps on our wrists are caused by a more serious condition which is commonly known as a 'ganglion cyst' and are sometimes known as 'hygroma'. Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that most commonly develop along the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. A regular characteristic of a ganglion is that it would enlarge and then shrink in size.


What causes a Ganglion?

Ganglion may form because trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down, forming small cysts that then join a larger mass that permits the joint tissue to protrude outwards.

Ganglion Cyst Symptoms

Swelling (it may alter in size or could fluctuate).

The ganglion cyst usually appears as a lump (mass) that changes size.

The size of a cyst can fluctuate, often getting larger when you use that joint for repetitive motions.

If the pain is present, it is usually chronic and made worse by joint motion.


Inflammation of tissue

A ganglion cyst could stem from numerous degenerative illnesses and cause inflammation of the soft tissues. Ballooning out of the tissue occurs and it fills with a thick mucoid fluid. Ganglion cysts can be painful if they press on a nearby nerve.

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