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    Ganglion Cyst Halp!


    anybody around here have one of these b*tches on their wrist(s)? I have a recurring one that appears every 6-8 weeks for about 4 or 5 days and it hurts ma body real bad like

    I'm just lookin for anybody who has had or now has one of these things and how you dealt with it during training.. I usually just grit my teeth and try to ignore it but damn if I shift or distrubute tension in the wrong way its like somebody forked me in the wrist..

    but i'd really appreciate any experiences or suggestions.. tia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Dog View Post
    anybody around here have one of these b*tches on their wrist(s)? I have a recurring one that appears every 6-8 weeks for about 4 or 5 days and it hurts ma body real bad like

    I'm just lookin for anybody who has had or now has one of these things and how you dealt with it during training.. I usually just grit my teeth and try to ignore it but damn if I shift or distrubute tension in the wrong way its like somebody forked me in the wrist..

    but i'd really appreciate any experiences or suggestions.. tia


    Damn bro. I have one of these on my right writs also but luckily mine does not hurt much (yet??) but it sure is ugly!!!! Let me know if you figure out what to do to get rid of it.

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    ha yeah I understand the pain when someone hits it.. my friend smashed his with a book like an absolute idiot and it just came back worse than it had been before..

    I might try icing it oor something.. or maybe wrapping it to put pressure on it? Not sure.. Im gonna have to play around with it I guess..
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    cortisone is where its at........

    you can get surgery, but even that isn't 100% effective at guaranteeing it wont return

    Mine just started popping back up.doesn't really hurt though, since that initial cortisone shot.
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    yeah, i had the brace, too! doesn't do ****!
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    I get them on the middle finger on my left hand, I just smash the bastards, or flaten them out with somthing like a little cylinder or I know this sounds strange but I took a 9mm bullet and rolled the cyst out, it hurt but it takes a long time to return and they don't seem to hurt as much anymore.
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    I say get surgery if you really want it gone. There is only a 10-15% chance it will come back. At least that is what my doctor said about mine on my eyebrow. It has been 3 years and it has not come back.
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    hey thanks for all the responses.. I might go the way of the cortisone shot simply because I only get it for about 5 days about 7 times a year..

    I think that may be the best option to just get by the pain that can happen when I train.. but if it ever gets to the point where it is permanently painful I might just have the betch cut out .. thanks for the input everybody
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.50 View Post
    Damn bro. I have one of these on my right writs also but luckily mine does not hurt much (yet??) but it sure is ugly!!!! Let me know if you figure out what to do to get rid of it.

    Mr.50

    Ahh be careful. My doctor hit it with a book did no good went back in and he tried to drain it out with needle with no luck. Blood came out he felt maybe he had hit an artery! So I am having suregery this friday to remove it

    I am right handed and it's painful when I use my right hand!!! So forget it let them take it out
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    [QUOTE=Darkeyes;1766158]Ahh be careful. My doctor hit it with a book did no good went back in and he tried to drain it out with needle with no luck. Blood came out he felt maybe he had hit an artery! So I am having suregery this friday to remove it

    I am right handed and it's painful when I use my right hand!!! So forget it let them take it out
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    I am really lucky because mine has just gone away......for now!
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    i have a bad one in my wrist. gets really small when i dont lift. not much you can do i have had the shots, it just feels better for a while and comes right back.

    you can wrap wrists (inzer wraps) for super heavy straight bar curls, and heavy flat bench. this helps a lot.

    surgery can cause scar tissue which may cause just as many problems, and the ganglion may come back

    live with it and work around is the best advice i can give. unless it gets so bad you cannot move or close your hand tightly
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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzer View Post
    i have a bad one in my wrist. gets really small when i dont lift. not much you can do i have had the shots, it just feels better for a while and comes right back.

    you can wrap wrists (inzer wraps) for super heavy straight bar curls, and heavy flat bench. this helps a lot.

    surgery can cause scar tissue which may cause just as many problems, and the ganglion may come back

    live with it and work around is the best advice i can give. unless it gets so bad you cannot move or close your hand tightly
    I don't see how a tad bit of scar tissue can cause as many problems as a cyst. Doesn't make a lot of sense to me.
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    it is actually a common dilemma. you are dealing with a very fine and precise set of body parts to put it planely when you are moving from wrist into the hand. small spaces, etc. a ganglion removed in the side of the leg or upper forearm may not cause so much scar tissue problems. But in the wrist when we talk a little bit of scar tissue, it can be a big deal.

    check this account from a guitar player who did the surgery:
    http://ehealthforum.com/health/topic49547.html

    there are countless cases like this. i know someone who had a cherry sized one in his wrist and got it surgically removed. 3 months later there is a cherry sized ganglion with a ton of scar tissue...

    What i am saying is the surgery may go good, or it may cause a similar problem due to scar tissue, or an even worse problem due to scarring and the return of the ganglion.

    A LOT, a LOT of peoples return even after surgery

    --> if you are going through with it, get a good specialist. one that deals with hands (orthopedic, etc) not face tuck, tummy tuck and ganglion cyst removal specialist! the procedure is a ganglionectomy

    to me it isn't worth the risk unless the ganglion hinders your life and you cannot work around it in the gym. every surgical procedure has it's risks. i would suggest trying aspiration, a draining of the fluid in the cyst resulting in much less scar tissue before surgery.

    keep in mind:

    up to 15% of cysts return (more in my experience)
    stiffness/soreness due to scar tissue formation

    that's my opinion, like i said i have one so i have weighed and considered all options based on statistics and anecdotal evidence including what i have personally seen
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    Had one on my wrist probably 4 years ago. Thing stuck out about an inch. I had it surgically removed and haven't had any problems since.
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    I had one removed from my right wrist about 12 years ago. It was quite large and was actually causing numbness and loss of grip strength. It has come back, but not as large. So far no issues with its return. I would say if you can work around it, bypass the surgery. I had one of the best hand surgeons in the Midwest and he advised that surgery wasn't really necessary until the cyst started compromising day to day activities. Good luck.
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    ice your wrist after training sessions, or even better

    take 2-3 weeks off, and ice when you can....
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    I had one on my rt. wrist awhile back (10 years or more) from preacher curls and cheating at the end of the motion with my wrists. When I had mine, most lifts involving the arms were practically impossible even with it taped it hurt so bad. I elected to have the surgery and it was gone, PRESTO!! I can't speak for other people, but I never had anymore problems from it. Word of advice though, wear wrist braces when doing heavy BB curls, particularly on a preacher bench.
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    get it checked out asap
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    I had one a while back and my dumb A$ doctor had no idea what it was.
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    It is cyst (sac of fluid) that has developed from within your wrist joint. Use, and or overuse can/will cause the joint fluid to fill the sac.

    Rest, ice, compression (adhesive tape) and NSAID's (ibuprofin).
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    just to check back, I got one in my left wrist about 3 days after the one in my right wrist and each one took about a week to go away.. BUT I only had them come back once the entire year (up til now) -- I just took the week off from pushing exercises and that seemed to help quite a bit.

    But yeah, those pushing motions (especially incline and tri exercises) put my wrists in that strained position and seem to be the culprits.
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    I actually had one on my wrist for a couple years. I went to the doctor and asked them how I could get rid of it. The nurse made a joke about the old remedy of hitting it with a hard cover book! Luckily it went away on its own. I do remember them saying it had to do with some sort of trama to that area.
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    You are correct Jayburd. They used to be called Bible Bumps. That what the heaviest book around back in the day. Put your arm on the table and smack that cyst! 10 days before having mine removed I inadvertently smashed my wrist wrenching on my truck. Ruptured the cyst. I'll admit, it put me on my knees for a couple of minutes. What sucked is that within days it returned larger than before.
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    23 gauge needle it at a 45 degree angle, to relieve the pressure. You'll know you got the right spot when clear jello like liquid comes squirting out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hamr9 View Post
    23 gauge needle it at a 45 degree angle, to relieve the pressure. You'll know you got the right spot when clear jello like liquid comes squirting out.
    Dude, you better let a Doctor handle that. When I had mine done I had to go to a orthopedic surgeon who was used to operating on the wrist and he actually did an incision with stitches and the whole shebang. My primary care physician wouldn't touch it, probably due to potential liability. Alot of stuff in wrist can get messed up real quick if go mucking around in there with an exacto knife. Be careful.
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    I was kidding only a little bit, because i too have a cyst on my wrist that i have aspirated 2 times because the pressure was bad. The cyst will stay away for about a month then come back. if you really want it gone you need to have the cyst scoped and get all of the joint capsule removed.
  

  
 

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