Ganglion Cysts Signs & Symptoms
Our team of orthopedic surgeons are experts in the treatment of ganglion cysts. Whether you have just begun to experience symptoms or have been experiencing the symptoms for a while, you can count on us for an effective ganglion cyst treatment. You can visit any of our offices in Boca Raton, Deerfield Beach, Coral Springs, Plantation, and Fort Lauderdale.
Ganglion Cysts Causes
The cause of a ganglion cyst is unknown. It grows out of a joint or the lining of a tendon, looking like a tiny water balloon on a stalk, and appears to occur when the tissue that surrounds a tendon or joint bulges out of place. These particular cysts have a thick lubricating fluid that is similar to fluid found in tendons and joints.
Below you will the factors that you put you at risk for cysts:
- Tendon or joint injury. It is common for you to experience a ganglion cyst if you have damaged tendons or joints in the past.
- Your sex. Ganglion cysts can develop on anyone. Although it is most common in women between the ages of 20 and 40.
- Osteoarthritis. If you have experienced wear or tear on your joints such as arthritis, you are at a higher risk to develop these.
Ganglion Cysts Diagnosis
To properly diagnose a ganglion cyst your doctor might also recommend imaging tests — such as X-rays, ultrasound, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) which will help rule out other conditions, such as a tumor or arthritis.