There may be small swellings that can be seen in various parts of the body. Some of these occur in the joint area and in the appendages of the muscles and are called ganglions.
A ganglion is a non-cancerous lump or cyst that typically forms on the back of the wrist, near the wrist joint or tendons. They are usually filled with a clear, jelly-like fluid and vary in size.
Ganglions are usually painless, but they can cause discomfort due to compression of nearby nerves or excessive wrist movements.
Treatment options include
- Resting the affected area (such as bandage, splint use),
- Ice application,
- Aspiration (evacuation of fluid),
- Injections into the ganglion (ozone, cortisone, prolotherapy, etc.),
- In resistant and aesthetically uncomfortable situations
includes surgical removal.
However, it should not be forgotten that it may recur if it is due to wrong movements or if there is an underlying rheumatic condition.
If you suspect that you have a wrist ganglion, you should consult a relevant physician (physical medicine and rehabilitation or orthopaedics) for assessment, diagnosis and treatment.
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