*That aforementioned word-root is inaccurate*
In fact I don’t know why ganglion is part of the name and even went to the urban dictionary in vain
Ganglion cysts are benign (harmless) lumps of lubricating fluid found around joints (think moving parts) like hands, wrists, knees, ankles, and feet.
Believed to occur as a response to micro-trauma e.g. dancer’s feet and called an “internal blister”. The trauma leads to a leakage of lubricating tendon fluid. Think of it like a car engine leaking oil…except
Ganglion cysts are usually harmless but sometimes causing aching or pain when pressuring an underlying nerve or when moving a joint.
Oddly it affects women mostly between the ages of 20-40.
Signs and Symptoms
-large lump/multple small lumps soft to the touch
-apparent muscle weakness
-aching when moving the joints
Given a couple of months these things will go away
Options are to : A) wait it out B) Aspirate with a fine needle, and C) surgically cut it
Unfortunately ganglion cysts can sometimes recur for which we must simply repeat the aforementioned options.