This Is Why Some People Have A Lump On Their Wrist

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

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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.

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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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