ganglion cyst is a swelling that often appears on or around joints and tendons in the hand or foot. The size of the cyst can vary over time. It is most frequently located around the wrist and on the fingers.

Ganglion cysts arise from the capsule of a joint or the sheath of a tendon. They can be found at different places on the wrist. A ganglion cyst that grows on the top of the wrist is called a dorsal ganglion. Others are found on the underside of the wrist between the thumb and your pulse point, at the end joint of a finger, or at the base of a finger. Most of the time, these are harmless and will often disappear in time.

Symptoms

  • Onset.
  • Cystic swelling gradually appearing at the back of the wrist.
  • Swelling causes mild discomfort during wrist movement.
  • Other sites are- palm & dorsum of the hand.
  • These cysts may change in size or even disappear completely, and they may or may not be painful.
  • These cysts are not cancerous and will not spread to other areas.

Signs

• Cystic swelling.
• Tense.
• Non-tender.

DIAGNOSIS 

Diagnosis is based on the appearance and location of the cyst. usually, clinical examination is sufficient to make a diagnosis. Light will often pass through these lumps (trans-illumination), and this can assist in the diagnosis.

Homeopathy Treatment :

Carbo veg.

Pulling and acute drawing pains in the forearms, the wrists, and the fingers.

Relaxation of the muscles of the arms and of the hands, on laughing.

Tension in the joints of the hand, as if they were too short.

Cramp-like contraction of the hands.

The heat of the hands, burning in the hands.

Icy-cold hands.

The tips of the fingers are covered with cold sweat.

 

Causticum

Pains in the arms at night.

Drawing pains and acute pulling, in the arms and hands.

Convulsive movements and shocks in the arms.

 Itching and eruptions on the arms.

 Shooting pains in the front part of the arms, from the fingers to the elbow.

Paralytic feeling in the right hand.

 The sensation of Fulness in the hands, on grasping an object.

Tearing in right wrist-joint.

Drawing pains in the hands, and the joints of the fingers.

Spasmodic weakness and trembling of the hands.

Paleness and painful torpor of the fingers

 

Phos.

Stiffness in the morning on washing, with pressure.

Rheumatic tearing in shoulders, arms, and hands especially at night.

Burning pain in palms of hands and arms, clammy perspiration in palms and on the head.

Burning pain in hands and arms.

Numbness of arms and hands.

Lassitude and trembling in arms and hand, and especially when holding anything.

 Congestion of blood in hands, with swelling and redness of veins, especially when allowing arms to hang down. Wrenching pain in joints of hands and fingers, with tension. Swelling of hands, even at night.

 Heat in hands.

The coldness of hands at night.

Contraction and jerking of fingers.

Paralysis of fingers.

Numbness of finger-tips.

Skin cracked at joints of fingers.

 

Ruta

Paralytic stiffness of wrist.

 Wrenching pain or shootings in wrists.

Sensation as from a sprain and stiffness in wrist.

 Bones of wrist and back of hand painful as if bruised when at rest and when moving.

Pain in wrist on lifting a weight.

Numbness and tingling in hands after exertion.

Spasmodic contraction of fingers.

 Swollen veins on hands, after eating.

Silicea

Ganglion on the wrist.

 Gnawing, purulent vesicles, with burning in fingers. Tearing, drawing, sticking pain and numbness in fingers, as if suppurating, or as if a panaritium would form.

Numb feelings of a finger, as though it were enlarged and the bone is swollen.

 Pain as from a splinter in the flexor surface of one finger. Drawings and tearings in arms, hands and fingers. Heaviness and paralytic weakness of arms, which tremble on the least exertion.

 Numbness of the (fore-) arms when a patient is lying upon them or leaning the elbows on a table.

Throbbing and jerking of muscles of the arm.

 Paralytic weakness of the forearm, everything is dropped from the hands.

Induration of the cellular tissue of the forearm.

Nocturnal shootings in the wrist, extending to the top of the arm.

Sulphur

Sprained pain and stiffness in wrist, worse in the morning.

Ganglion.

Paralytic weakness of arms and hands.

 Swelling of hands and thumbs.

Rigidity and wrenching pain in joints of hands and fingers.

Trembling of hands, especially when occupied with fine work.

Involuntary contraction of hands, as if about to grasp something.

Coldness in hands and fingers.

Great burning in palms.

 Perspiration on hands (in the palms) and between the fingers.

Desquamation, hardness, dryness, and cracking of the skin of hands.

Itching vesicles on backs of hands.

Cracking and chapping on finger-joints.

Burning in balls and tips of fingers.

Cramps and jerks in fingers.

Contraction of tendons of hands and fingers.

 

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