How do you treat a lump on your wrist?
- Immobilization. Because activity can cause the ganglion cyst to get larger, it may help to temporarily immobilize the area with a brace or splint.
- Aspiration. In this procedure, your doctor uses a needle to drain the fluid from the cyst.
- Surgery. This may be an option if other approaches haven’t worked.
What helps a ganglion cyst go away?
In many cases, ganglion cysts go away by themselves without the need for medical treatment. Treatment options include surgery or draining the cyst with a needle.
Why is there a lump at the top of my wrist?
If you have an annoying and sometimes painful, lump on your wrist, most likely it’s a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are usually harmless. The soft sacs of fluid often show up on the top or bottom side of the wrist. The cyst can be the size and shape of a pea, but they can sometimes grow larger overtime.
How do you shrink a ganglion cyst on your wrist?
Non-Surgical One way to non-surgically remove the cyst is to have a doctor drain it through a process called aspiration. During this procedure, the doctor numbs the area around the cyst and uses a needle to puncture the cyst, withdrawing fluid. Doing this causes the cyst to shrink.
How do you get rid of a ganglion cyst without surgery?
Non-surgical Ganglion Cyst Treatment Aspiration – In some cases, the fluid in the ganglion cyst can be removed through aspiration. During aspiration, we numb the area around the cyst with a local anesthetic and puncture the cyst with a needle, so fluid can be drained. Aspiration shrinks the cyst.
How long does it take a ganglion cyst to go away?
Most ganglion cysts go away without treatment and some re-appear despite treatment. It may take a long time, up to 12 to 18 months, before it disappears. If it is not causing any pain, the health provider may recommend simply watching and waiting.
Is ice good for ganglion cysts?
You can use an ice pack about every hour or two to decrease the swelling. It is possible for a ganglion cyst to come back after it’s been aspirated. If the cyst does come back after aspiration, it may be time to consider having foot surgery.