ganglion cyst is a small lump on the wrist and are usually
attached to either a tendon sheath or a joint lining. Ganglion
cysts usually appear on the back of the wrist, although they
may be on the underside of the wrist. They are nearly always
harmless but can be very painful. The ganglion is filled with
a fluid similar to that which lubricates joints. The lump
can be soft or hard and tend to go away on their own.
- The exact cause
of an ganglion wrist in unknown but the consensus among
health professionals is that they occur after injury.
- The doctor should
be able to confirm the diagnosis from the appearance of
the cyst but may remove a small amount of fluid to confirm
- Most ganglion
cysts go away without treatment.
- It is suggested
that you wear a splint on your wrist. Ganglion cysts usually
get smaller with less activity, and larger with more activity.
- Surgery can
be performed to remove the cyst. This is done when cysts
are large and unsightly or painful. They may return even
after properly performed surgery.
Wrist braces and
splints are effective forms of treatment as they prevent over
use of the area which allows the ganglion cyst to resolve
Products for Wrist Ganglion Cysts
Lite Wrist Splint
The Pro Lite is wrist splint is ideal for weak wrists due
to a cyst.. Stabilizes the wrist while still allowing full
movement of the fingers
lightweight knitted elastic provides support with flexibility
for a cyst.
other wrist braces