Have you been noticing a lump on your hand or on your wrist that doesn’t seem to go away or doesn’t respond to any preliminary treatment? If so, then you must get it diagnosed as a Ganglion Cyst.

Our hand expert Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami, specializes in treating lumps on the hands. He will carefully examine your lump and determine the best Ganglions treatment in Dubai for you.

What is a Ganglion?

Ganglions are fluid-filled sacs that form near joints or tendons, most frequently in the hand and wrist. Wrist ganglion cysts are the most common type of ganglion cyst, accounting for roughly 70% of all ganglion cysts. They are usually painless and harmless, but they can lead to discomfort if they press on a nerve.

Ganglions can form from any joint or tendon in the wrist, but they most commonly appear on the back. They are typically small but can grow to be the size of a pea or larger.

A ganglion cyst on a tendon can cause muscle weakness because tendons connect muscle to bone. Depending on the person, there may be a single large lump or a collection of many smaller ones connected to a single stalk deeper in the tissue. One-third to one-half of ganglion cysts resolve on their own without the need for medical intervention.

However, it is best to consult a qualified doctor for an apt Ganglion cyst wrist treatment in Dubai to ensure that the swelling is not a sign of another illness.

Did you know?

Ganglions are more common in women than in men, and they are most common in people aged 20 to 40.

Causes of Ganglions

Some of the possible causes of wrist ganglions include:

Joint or Tendon Trauma: Ganglions can form as a result of a wrist injury, such as a sprain or fracture, or from repetitive stress on the wrist joints and tendons.

Degenerative Changes: Soft tissues in joints and tendons can degenerate and break down over time, resulting in the formation of a ganglion.

Inflammation of the Joints or Tendons in the Wrist: Inflammation of the joints or tendons in the wrist can result in the formation of ganglions.

Changes in Hormone Levels: Ganglions have been linked to changes in hormone levels, particularly in women.

Genetic Factors: Since Ganglions tend to be hereditary, there may be a genetic component to their development.

Symptoms of Ganglions

You must seek Ganglions treatment in Dubai if you are encountering the following symptoms:

  • Swelling or lump that is noticeable.
  • The lump can change size and even disappear completely before reappearing.
  • Typically, the lump is soft and immobile.
  • In some cases, the lump may turn out to be painful and aching, especially at the base of the fingers.
  • Moving any nearby joints worsens the ache and pain.
  • The affected tendon may result in a feeling of muscular weakness.
  • The most commonly affected areas are the backs of the hands and wrists, back of the knee, ankle, foot, palm, and fingers, among other locations.

Diagnosis of Ganglions

A variety of tests is used to diagnose ganglion cysts, including:

  • Medical background
  • Examination of the physical body
  • X-rays using ultrasound
  • Needle aspiration (drawing fluid with a fine needle and examining it in a laboratory)

Treatment of Ganglions

Ganglion cyst wrist treatment in Dubai may include the following course of action:

Observation: If the ganglion is small, painless, and not causing any functional impairment, the healthcare provider may recommend simply monitoring the cyst over time.

Immobilization: Wearing a wrist splint or brace may aid in relieving pain and discomfort caused by a ganglion by immobilizing the wrist and relieving pressure on the cyst.

Aspiration: This is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a needle to drain fluid from the cyst. Although this procedure can help to alleviate pain and discomfort, the ganglion may reappear after aspiration.

Surgery: If the ganglion is causing significant pain or functional impairment or if it has recurred after aspiration, our hand expert may recommend surgical removal of the cyst. Making an incision over the ganglion and removing the cyst and its stalk from the surrounding tissues is the procedure.

Consult Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami for Ganglions treatment in Dubai

If you are considering having Ganglions treatment in Dubai, then Dr. Ehab Bassim Aldlyami is your best choice. His expertise and experience in this field have enabled him to offer the most effective treatments available with minimal risks and side effects. From diagnosis to after-care, Dr. Ehab will be there every step of the way so that you can get back to enjoying life without worrying about ganglion cysts or any other related condition.

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