Ganglion: what can help with a leg over the wrist?

Ganglion: what can help with a leg over the wrist?

Ganglion on the wrist and fingers occurs especially often at a younger age
The ganglion is the most common benign soft tissue tumor on the hand. The little "nub" is usually only an optical "flaw", because complaints rarely occur. However, presses the leg over e.g. on a nerve, pain and restricted movement can occur. In this case, a doctor should definitely be consulted and advice about possible treatment steps.

People under 40 and women particularly often affected
A ganglion (over-leg) is a chamber (cyst) filled with a viscous fluid in the area of ​​a joint capsule or tendon sheath, which is normally well visible and palpable below the skin. In most cases, the nodule forms on the wrist or on the joints of the fingers, less frequently it also occurs on the knee or foot, reports Renée Fuhrmann to the news agency "dpa". Ganglia are counted among the benign soft tissue tumors, whereby the term "tumor" is misleading because it only describes the swelling that occurs. This can occur at any age, but younger people and women are affected much more often.

Legs usually do not cause pain
A ganglion filled with the so-called "joint grease" looks like a "round nub" and occurs frequently, explains the chief doctor of the clinic for foot and ankle surgery at a hospital in Bad Neustadt an der Saale. It can occur both individually and in different places at the same time, and the size of the over-legs can vary widely and can even reach several centimeters in diameter. "They are usually painless," added Fuhrmann. Accordingly, there would normally be no restrictions when exercising or running, except that certain movements could be painful.

Surgery is an option for severe complaints
It can also be uncomfortable if, for example, an over leg on the foot causes the shoe to no longer fit. Even if a cyst presses nerves and vessels, pain, circulatory disorders and / or a feeling of numbness or tingling can occur in some cases. If the complaints become more severe, those affected should in any case consult a doctor as a precaution and have the leg removed on an outpatient basis, the doctor advises. The intervention is usually carried out on an outpatient basis under local anesthesia, after which no immobilization is normally required afterwards. Instead, a compression bandage is put on and the fingers can be moved again immediately after the operation.

Alleviate minor complaints with a wrist bandage
On the other hand, if the complaints and restrictions from the over-leg are less pronounced, treatment is usually initially carried out using conservative or non-surgical measures. Here, for example, a wrist bandage can be used for relief, which is often used in combination with anti-inflammatory drugs. Other options are e.g. in physiotherapy and strengthening exercises, with larger swellings, suctioning off the fluid (puncture) is also an option. (No)

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