A ganglion grows out of a joint or the lining of a tendon.
It’s more common in younger people between the ages of 15 and 40 years. There’s a higher incidence in women versus men.
Some patients with ganglions may be asymptomatic. They can also be present as a result of a previous joint injury.
Dorsal wrist ganglions are the most common type of ganglions that we see in the wrist. Sometimes the ganglion protrudes, and sometimes it is hidden, but can be the source of pain particularly if the ganglion presses on the nerve.
Splinting may be useful to reduce the discomfort associated with the ganglion.
However, surgical excision is probably the gold standard treatment for the persistent ganglion.
If you are suffering from a ganglion cyst and would like it examined by one of our fully qualified therapists, please call us at Melbourne Hand Therapy today (03) 9899 8490 or leave an enquiry and we will get back to you as soon as possible.