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Wannabelean
08-31-2005, 09:15 AM
Well, just got back from the doctors and they say I have a ganglion cyst in one of the joints in my hand.. They said I could stop lifting for a while and it will PROBABLYgo away(obviously this doesn't sound good to me) or they could remove it if it won't go away on it's own. Either way I am going to be out of commission for a while if it keeps growing as I am lifting.

Has anyone else had one of these in there palm and if so.. How long did it take for it to go away? The pain isn't that bad at first and then it starts swelling midway through my workout and makes it kind of a PITA to lift.

ilankaplan1
08-31-2005, 09:22 AM
yea i do in my wrist, right under the thumb, its prollly from liftng/boxing or summin, and it pissed me off cause they said they had to remove it cause its on a nerve or sum sht, but it dont bother me at all so i just forgot about it. if it hurts than u prolly shouldnt but if not then i dont know, i aint a doctor.

Wannabelean
08-31-2005, 10:39 AM
I might take another week off or just do some light training for a few weeks, even though I don't want to. I imagine getting my hand cut open would keep me out for longer than that.

LaxProdigy
01-09-2006, 07:41 PM
I know this is an old post, but i am in the same situation. If the original poster somehow comes across this again, can you tell what happened or what you did about the cyst? Also, if anyone has had one removed from their wrist, how long does it take to fully recover if any time at all?


Thanks

bloodninja
01-09-2006, 10:23 PM
My friend had a massive one sliced out of his forearm, he was out of commission for a few weeks.

Off topic...but you play lacrosse?

LaxProdigy
01-11-2006, 02:05 PM
yes, that's mostly why i want to know how long it takes to recover. i might be able to deal with it for a while but i'd rather not miss any part of my senior season. you play?

f=ma
01-11-2006, 02:10 PM
i had one that was quite painful on my wrist.. I kept lifting and it went away a few weeks later

bloodninja
01-11-2006, 04:46 PM
yes, that's mostly why i want to know how long it takes to recover. i might be able to deal with it for a while but i'd rather not miss any part of my senior season. you play?

Used to, played all through highschool then 2 years in college until my grades went to hell. I was a faceoff specialist.

I would get it sliced out now, you have plenty of time to heal before the season.

heathj
01-11-2006, 04:58 PM
ganglion? maybe also termed synovial. i believed its from a separation of the joint and that succumbs to a buildup of synovial fluid between the joint. they can be seen for years but have no effects. i wouldn't worry about it and would only take time off of the gym if it is in intense pain.

d'Anconia
01-11-2006, 05:32 PM
Didn't even read through the thread but just wanted to say that the last time I saw the word 'Ganglion' used, it was in reference to the nervous system of a fish. I don't want to know what's on your hand LOL

LaxProdigy
01-11-2006, 09:04 PM
yes ganglion. i've been reading about them and that is one theory as to how they are formed, but i've read that most doctors usually don't know how they're formed. I made an appointment to see the doctor in a few days to see what he thinks since it hasn't subsided in size, isn't hurting any less, and i've had it for almost 4 weeks.

I love to play lacrosse, but in MN it's not the most popular sport in the world. there are only 60 high school varsity teams, but its very competitive. i'm playing for U of M duluth next year. i got an offer from cornell university but i liked the idea that at UMD i have a chance to start my freshman season, while at cornell i'd be on the bench for most likely over half of my career.

Thanks for all your replies.

(P.S. i'm a defenseman :ninja: )

Fenrir
01-12-2006, 06:11 AM
hey...my sister had one but she just got it cut off her wrist. i've got one on my ankle but the doctors won't touch it because it's around an artery i think. They reckoned that it would probably go away if it were knocked from like a sporting incident or something...

lol until i read this i had forgot about mine :P

d'Anconia
01-12-2006, 12:46 PM
They reckoned that it would probably go away if it were knocked from like a sporting incident or something...


And you haven't taken the time to have it 'knocked' at all? Just have someone throw a hay-maker on that puppy.

Hamsquire
01-12-2006, 06:52 PM
You can have the ganglion aspirated then injected with cortisone by a rheumatologist or plastic surgeon. The recurrence rate is higher than that with surgery, but the procedure is less invasive. Or you can smash it with a physics textbook (not recommended). I had one in my wrist...cortisone injection didn't get rid of it, but it doesn't hurt anymore either.

LaxProdigy
01-12-2006, 08:11 PM
I've read that hitting it with a book is a bad idea. 50% of the time they come back and there can also be other problems it can cause. she cut it off her own wrist? that sounds messy and painful considering its about a marble and a half big.

Hamsquire
01-12-2006, 08:37 PM
I've read that hitting it with a book is a bad idea. 50% of the time they come back and there can also be other problems it can cause. she cut it off her own wrist? that sounds messy and painful considering its about a marble and a half big.

Yea, definitely don't hit it with a book - you can cause physical trauma to the bones, soft tissues, etc. Cortisone is probably the best bet, and if that doesn't work, surgery.

Fenrir
01-13-2006, 01:01 AM
if ur talking about my sister then no she obviously didn't cut it out herself, the doctors did it... and no i haven't tried knocking it because it causes me no problems