A ganglion is a fluid filled sac. It is common around the wrist. The exact cause of ganglion cysts remains unknown, factors such as tendon irritation or mechanical changes in the joint may trigger this swelling. Ganglion cyst may be occasionally painful. Often after a period of time the cyst suddenly disappears. However, sometimes it may become large giving rise to pain. In such cases doctors may suggest surgical removal. Homeopathic medicine such as Ruta has been found effective in treating the condition. Consult a homeopath nearby your place for homeopathic remedy.
When ganglion cysts cause discomfort or affect a person’s activity and range of motion, there are several treatment options. One approach your doctor may choose is to simply place the area affected by the cyst, such as a wrist or finger, in a splint . The splint will help keep the area from being aggravated by further activity and allow the swelling to decrease. Swelling in ganglion cysts is often aggravated by use of the joint it is affecting. This approach can also help provide comfort while other treatment options are being considered. Your doctor may also recommend anti-inflammatory medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen to help easy any discomfort.