Most commonly appearing in the back of the hand, at the wrist joint. The ganglion cysts also appear at the ankles, feet, knees and fingers.
It consists of noncancerous lump and these cysts have a colorless, sticky, jellylike material inside of them. They may feel firm or spongy depending on their size and location.
These ganglion cysts should go away on their own after sometime, but if it doesn’t your medical doctor should try to drain or remove it surgically if it is necessary.
It is not known what may cause these ganglion cysts. But they are common to appear in people from 15 to 40 years old, and it’s more probable to appear in women.
Some ganglions that appear at the end of the fingers are known as mucous cysts, and are common to appear in women between 40 to 70 years old.
Ganglion cysts can also occur in the joints of athletes, known that the consistency of impacts can make these cysts get bigger.
Knowing that in most cases the ganglion cysts may not cause harm apart from the appearance of a mass, in some cases it can cause pain, muscle weakness and tingling by pressing the nerves of the joints.