Wrist Cyst Causes, Treatments & More

By alexander
Reviewed: dr. vanta
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Are Wrist Cysts Painful?

If a ganglion cyst presses against a nerve, it may cause pain and numbness, tingling, muscle weakness or a diminished range of motion. If this happens, have a physician examine the cyst. Even a tiny ganglion cyst may cause pain and yet not be visible or cause a lump.

A ganglion cyst that grows close to a joint may inhibit joint movement. If a lump appears on the hand, wrist, leg or ankle, and cause trouble with a joint, have it examined by a physician.

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