Cysts On Your Wrists
A cyst on your wrist is not that big of a deal in most cases. Sometimes when the wrists or hands are exerted over a long period of time, you can develop a cyst on them. The most common one that people will get is a ganglion cyst. This can form as a lump or knot on your wrist and usually doesn’t cause that much trouble. People will usually develop these cysts and can have them for years without any major troubles. The biggest thing with a cyst or a ganglion cyst is that they are an eye-soar.
If you have a cyst on your wrist and it’s been there for years and now is causing you problems, you might have to look for ways to treat it. The best advice is to go to your doctor and make sure it is a ganglion cyst. 98 percent of the time your lump or knot on your wrist will be from a ganglion cyst. It can be a cancerous tumor that has formed, but this is really rare. So don’t get worried if you have a lump that has been on your wrist for years or has just formed. In all likelihood, it’s just a ganglion cyst.
Once you have been diagnosed with a ganglion cyst on your wrist or hand, they are a few ways to deal with the problem. The easiest step is to have your wrist put in a splint, so this will limit movement and the knot/lump will go away. You will probably have to have your wrist immobile for about 2 weeks for this procedure to work. The next choice you have is to have a needle poked into the cyst and try to drain the fluids out of the cyst. This can bring you instant relief, but 50 percent of the time, the cyst will come back. If you have had your cyst for many years, then the “honey-like” fluids might have harden too much and a needle can’t extract the fluids out. If this is the case, then surgery is the final option. Surgery pretty much guarantees that your cyst will not come back, because the doctor will remove the whole sac that was holding in the fluids and it’s rare that a cyst will form again on the wrist that has had surgery done to it.
Are these my only choices? Well there is one more thing you can do and I’m not sure a lot of doctors would recommend this step. However, many years ago a lot of families were poor and some procedures were taken care of at home and not at the doctor’s office. Most people would have a bible at home and it was recommended that you take your bible and just whack the cyst with the holy book. This would bust the sac that contains the fluid in your cyst and after about 5 minutes of pain, the situation would have been taken care of. So taking a bible or a book and just smashing the cyst was something that a lot of people did. The success rate on busting cysts with a book are pretty good, but be aware that some problems can arise from this and its not 100 percent recommended by the doctors of today.
Your cyst is from fluids that are used in the wrist. These fluids will build up in a sac and that is what causes your knot/lump to form on your wrist or hand. So if someone can take enough pressure with something like a book, then you can just bust the sac and it’s much like popping a pimple on your face. The downside to this procedure is that the fluids have become too hard over time and you can crack a bone or even break it, when the sac is forced into the wrist bone. Since the book of choice is the bible, the ganglion cyst has often been referred to as Gideons Disease or Bible Bumps.
The cyst can go away on its own, but you might have to change your daily routines for this to happen. A splint can keep you from using your wrist and over a certain amount of time; the cyst could just go away on its own. You can have a lot of pain associated with a ganglion cyst and if this is the case with you; your best bet might just be to have a doctor look at it for you.
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