ganglion cist?

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  1. dandz

    dandz New User

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    Anyone ever gotten a tendon cist (I hope it's not a bone tumor) on a finger (middle)which makes it painful to grip the racquet tight enough? If so, how do you make it disappear.
     
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  2. 0range

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    My doc sent me to a surgeon but I'm sure there are less invasive method especially when ganglion is just on a finger...
     
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  3. LES

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    One time I whacked my ankle with the racquet and a ganglion cyst developed. Just go to the doc and have it drained. They freeze the area and suck out the liquid with a syringe
     
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  4. Roberto

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    Show it to your doctor if you are not sure it is a ganglion. If it is a ganglion it can sometimes dissapear by itself - if not, your doctor can as LES told you suck the liquid out with a large needle. If it still comes back and it's painful, the most certain way to get rid of it is to have your doc/surgeon to operate. They will then resect the whole cyst (this is very seldom necessary in a finger ganglion).
    If your doc`s sure it is a ganglion and if you have the nerve, you can also brake the ganglioncapsule by yourself by hitting it with a heavy book or squeezin it hard. This could be painful but brakes the ganglion capsule better than a needle does and therefore it would be less likely that it will come back.
     
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  5. 0range

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    Did it grow back? Mine did... twice.
     
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  6. Ignorant Genius

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    The book method, as primitive and simple as it sounds, is what many doctors would recommend as a first course of action. And you may have to do it a couple of times as they are pesky and tend to come back.

    I injured one of my knuckles in the past and had a calcium deposit form. The doctor I went to suggested some stretching exercises 3x per day, and also suggested I soak the finger in hot water before stretching. It took about a month, but the calcium deposit either went away or is so small that I don't notice it any longer
     
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  7. LES

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    No luckily it did'nt. But the doc told me it's common that it might grow back
     
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  8. Ignorant Genius

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    That is correct. And you shouldn't get it operated on unless it causes severe pain and/or inhibits your movement.
     
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