Any age group can be affected. Occasionally, these conditions can go in time by themselves.
Ganglion, lumps, bumps and swellings around the hand and wrist are common and can be worrying, uncomfortable or unsightly. Often there is no cause. They can be associated with a previous wrist sprain or strain. On the finger, they are usually due to arthritis in the finger (knuckle joints).
Clinical assessment and an X-ray are often all that is required. If the lump is large or unusual, an MRI scan is used to confirm the diagnosis.
Aspiration (using a needle /syringe to suck out the contents) can often work to remove the swelling.
A small surgical procedure is often used to remove the lump if it is troublesome.
The content contained within this website is not produced by BMI Healthcare Limited (BMI) and BMI shall have no liability for errors, omissions or inadequacies. BMI also does not guarantee the website timeliness, completeness or performance.