Ganglion Cyst

Ganglion Cyst Treatment in Kansas City, MO

Ganglion cyst, also known as bible cyst, is a round or oval-shaped fluid-filled lump that appears near the tendons or joints of your wrists or hands. It is a noncancerous lump that often disappears on its own.

Ganglion cysts are usually painless. But it can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and weakness if it presses on a nerve. A ganglion cyst can be pea-sized or as large as 2.5cm in diameter.

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Ganglion Cyst Symptoms

Although symptoms are usually not present, you may experience:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Muscle weakness
  • A soft bump or mass
  • Difficulty in joint movements

Ganglion Cyst Causes

The causes of ganglion cysts are unknown. But many researchers believe that ganglion cysts develop from mesenchymal cells at the synovial capsular junction due to repetitive micro-injury.

How Long Does it Take for a Ganglion Cyst to go Away?

It may take up to 12 to 18 months to disappear.

Ganglion Cysts Treatment

Diagnosis may include a physical exam, imaging tests, or aspiration. If your cyst is causing pain or interfering with joint movement, treatment may include:

  • Immobilization
  • Medications
  • Aspiration
  • Surgery

Ganglion Cyst Removal

Surgery can help if other treatments don’t provide relief or your cyst re-appear. Orthopedic surgeons are specially-trained to perform intricate procedures like this.

At Orthopedic Health of Kansas City, our team of specialty-trained hand surgeons is ready to help you get back to doing the things you love.

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Ganglion Cyst Doctors


If you have any of the symptoms mentioned above, please contact Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and make an appointment with one of our Kansas City hand and wrist specialists. They will perform a complete examination, diagnosing and ultimately treating any problem. From simple physical therapy to complicated surgery, you’re in good hands with Orthopedic Health of Kansas City and we will do what it takes to get you active again.