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How To Get Rid Of Ganglion Cyst

By Gracie Roloff

Ganglion cysts causes are unknown until now however most women are experiencing this. This type of cyst usually grows on the shoulders, hands, and wrist or even on top of our joints. It is watery and painful when being pressed. If a person have a ganglion cyst on her hands, it would be difficult for her to hold a book, or other same weight materials. It usually starts when you bump your hands or shoulders on to hard objects. The part of your body that was being bumped will eventually swell and have a balloon-like structure in it. Its size normally reaches up to like a golf ball. If you are doing repetitious jobs like typing, ganglion cysts may occur. As what other people say, ganglion cyst is not contagious and is free from harm. Its size will change as to how much liquid is inside the balloon.

Getting rid of ganglion cyst is easy and most people use the basic way of doing it. That is bursting them with a book and pressing it until the liquid inside will come out. They said trying this method would help prevention of cyst in coming back. The harder you press it, the more liquid will flow out and will usually heal its crack. On the contrary, surgeons do not advise pressing ganglion cyst with hard objects for this will cause recurrence of cysts. Instead, injecting steroids on the cysts will help prevent the cyst from coming back. The only disadvantage is that there are side effects that steroids may cause to other people. Applying ice on the swollen area will help the pain to relieve and prevents it from swelling.

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The fastest way to relieve the pain of ganglion cyst and to get rid of it is surgery. Doctors will apply a minimal operation to it and will get all the liquids inside and help them stop recurring. However, surgery will take 6-8 weeks for you to recover. Another method is homoeopathy. It is said to be helpful in reducing the size of the cyst and will even help extract the liquid inside or, it will make your own tissues reabsorb the liquid back into your body. These different methods are all effective in their own ways. Nevertheless, it is always up to the patient what methods to choose in getting rid of ganglion cyst.

What you’re going to find is that surgery is going to be more than likely the way to go. You have probably seen videos already online of people trying to smash it with a book, and the problem with this is that you can do more damage than good. What you will find out is that if you try to smash too hard, you can break your wrist, or just put yourself in more pain.

The best way to deal with the issue is to talk with your family doctor. He/she will be able to recommend the best solution for your cyst. Most of the time, it will be a simple surgery.

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