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If You Have A Bump On Your Wrist. This Can Be Very Disturbing

If You Have A Bump On Your Wrist. This Can Be Very Disturbing

Sometimes there are bumps on the palms of the hands, wrists or finger joints. They are most often associated with physical injuries, insect bites or blisters caused by repeated movements during work. They are scientifically named "Hygroma". However, these bumps may be more disturbing, often called ganglion cysts.

Bump On Your Wrist. This Can Be Very Disturbing

What is a hygroma?

A hygroma also called "bursitis", is characterized by a lump that is usually around the joints and is manifested by an inflammation of the purse (a liquid that serves as a cushion between the tendon and the bone). A hygroma usually develops at the wrists, shoulders, elbows, knees or hip.

Causes and symptoms of hygroma

The causes may be due to insect bites, physical injuries or blisters due to sports or professional activity.

The symptoms are usually characterized by pain and stiffness in the infected area. However, an infection can develop and cause fever or skin damage.

Hygroma can be cured by taking painkillers or using ice cream to reduce inflammation and is generally not serious for your health.

Ganglion cyst

The ganglion cyst is characterized by the appearance of a hump in the same places as those of the hygroma but can assume a more serious character. On the wrist, it can be unsightly but unlike hygroma, it is caused by other factors.

Causes and symptoms of a ganglion cyst

These cysts may appear on the wrist, on the surface of the palm or near the thumb or on the inner surface of the fingers, near the phalanx or joint. The cyst to be caused by:

An injury, a tear in the tendon membrane or an incorrectly healed bone fracture.
Degenerative diseases, especially in older people such as osteoarthritis that can affect the joints near the wrist and cause inflammation of the soft tissues.

An often benign tumor that occurs in women at a young age.

Genetic predisposition

The symptoms on the finger joint are characterized by a round and compact formation, quite painful both in the status of rest and the movement of the finger. These cysts can grow and double in size or become red and peel. These growing cysts can exert a strong pressure on the blood vessels and nerve endings and thus cause a decrease in sensitivity of the infected area.

Gravity of the ganglion cyst
The ganglion cyst can have unintended consequences and evolve into a chronic disease causing a lot of inconvenience and pain as well as atrophy of the limbs. Early treatment is mandatory to prevent the entry of infection into the blood and the appearance of cysts on other parts of the body.

Treatment of the ganglion cyst

The good news is that this cyst can not turn into a malignant tumor.

When it comes to a cyst at the finger joint, the treatment consists of a surgical procedure, by pumping the contents of the cyst; the latter is thereby excised.

When it comes to a cyst at the level of the wrist joint, the treatment consists of pumping the contents of the cyst and its surgical removal. Oncologists are the most specialized in treating this type of condition.

Alternative methods to relieve pains of hygroma or ganglion cyst.

At the beginning of the appearance of a hygroma or a cyst, it is possible to relieve the pains by natural means while waiting to consult a doctor. Here are a few :
  • Apply a moist gauze pad soaked in alcohol on the bump.
  • Apply honey-soaked cabbage leaves, previously boiled in water, on the wrist and tie the compress with a bandage. Keep the compress for two hours and repeat the operation.