Soft, fluid-filled cysts can develop on the front or back of the
hand for no apparent reason. These are called ganglion cysts - the
most common, benign (non-cancerous), soft-tissue tumor of the hand and wrist.
The following are the most common symptoms for ganglion cysts.
However, each individual may experience symptoms differently. Symptoms
Wrist pain that is aggravated with repeated use or
A slow growing, localized swelling, with mild
aching and weakness in the wrist
An apparent cyst that is
smooth, firm, rounded, and/or tender
The symptoms of ganglion cysts may resemble other medical conditions
or problems. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.
Initially, when the cyst is small and painless, treatment is usually
not necessary. Only when the cyst begins to grow and interferes with
the functionality of the hand is treatment usually necessary.