Ganglion Cyst in San Diego, CA
Ganglion cysts are very common masses (lumps) that sometimes grow in the hand and wrist. The cysts are generally found on the top of the wrist, sometimes on the palm side of the wrist, the end of the joint finger, and at the base of a finger. Although there is usually no specific cause for ganglions, there has often been an injury before the appearance of a cyst. These cysts can be painful, especially when they first appear, and with constant or strenuous use of the hand or wrist. Ganglions often change in size and may disappear completely.
AAOS Fact Page: Ganglion (Cyst) of the Wrist