A ganglion cyst is another form of a cyst (sac-like fluid filled lump) aka bible cysts which is non-cancerous that form near the tendons and joints of wrist or hand. Ganglion cyst contains thick, sticky, clear, colorless, jelly-like material inside. The shape of the cyst is of oval or round in shape.
Usually, they develop on the back of the wrist or hands. In addition, they can also develop on the feet and ankles. The cysts are harmless and non-cancerous.
Homeopathic mode of treatment can provide help in treating ganglion cysts. Homeopathic remedies for ganglion cysts dissolve the cysts without any side effects.
What are the Causes of Ganglion Cysts
The main cause of the Ganglion cyst is not known. However, it is an idea that leaking of synovial fluid that is around the joint and its accumulation in a sac forms into a ganglion cyst. A thick lubricating fluid is present inside the cyst.
- Benign Tumor of the tendon sheath
- Excessive use of joint
What are the Symptoms of Ganglion Cyst
Ganglion cysts develop in a round lump that can develop along with any joint of the body. It is soft in nature. The wrist and hand are the most common location of these cysts. In addition, they can also develop on the ankles or feet.
The size of these cysts may differ from case to case, the small ones are around 2.5 cm. In most of the cases, they are painless. However, they can cause pain when they press a nearby nerve.
Ganglion cysts can cause symptoms like:
- It appears as a bump
- A tingling sensation
- Weakness of muscle
- A loss of mobility
- Discomfort during wrist movement
- It may hinder the movement of the joint
What are the Risk Factors
- Sex: They can develop in any gender but females are more at risk to form ganglion cysts than males.
- Age: It forms between the age of 20 to 40 years.
- Injury: If you had a history of joint injury or tendon, it can lead to ganglion cysts.
- Osteoarthritis: wear and tear of the joint in osteoarthritis is another risk factor of a ganglion cyst.
Homeopathic Remedies for Ganglion Cysts
Homeopathic remedies are natural remedies for ganglion cysts. By using these medicines ganglion cysts can be cured and the patient can get rid of surgery. In addition, they have the ability to manage the symptoms of ganglion cysts by dissolving them slowly. The symptoms such as numbness, pain, weakness of muscle due to pinching of nerve and tingling due to ganglion cyst can be overcome with these remedies.
Arnica – Homeopathic Medicine for Ganglion Cyst Pain with History of Injury
Arnica is made from a herb known as Arnica Montana of the natural order Compositae. This homeopathic remedy for ganglion cyst works well where a history of injury to the wrist is present. Pain in the wrist is present in such cases. Drawing or tearing pain in the side of the hand may be present. The patient feels as his wrist is powerless. The patient needs strength in the hands when tries to grasp anything.
Ruta – One of the Top Homeopathic Remedies for Ganglion Cysts
Ruta is made from a herb known as Ruta Graveolens commonly known as garden rue or bitterwort. The natural order of this herb is rutaceae. It is also considered as the best homeopathic medicine for ganglion cyst on wrist, hand or finger. Ganglion hinders the joint movement of the wrist. Ruta is an ideal medicine when pain in the hand and wrist are also present.
Apart from the above symptoms, the patient may experience numbness in the hands. It may be followed by tingling in the hands. Usually, the tingling and pain in the hands occur after exercise in most of the cases. This homeopathic remedy also acts well in cases where a history of tendon or joint is present.
Rhus Tox – Homeopathic Treatment for Ganglion Cyst Pain in the Wrist
Rhus Tox is an ideal medicine to manage the pain of the patient of ganglion cyst. The pain in the wrist gets worse during rest. The pain also becomes worse by cold. Bending the wrist may also add insult to the injury. Rhus Tox is recommended in cases where the motion relieves the pain in the wrist. The movement of the wrist joint may also be difficult. Drawing pain in the palm may also occur. At times, numbness or burning sensation in the hands may also present with pain. Like Arnica and Ruta, this medicine also works well in cases where a history of injury to tendons or joints of the wrist exists.
Causticum – Homeopathic Medicine for Ganglion Cysts with Numbness, Tingling & Muscle Weakness
Causticum is an ideal remedy to cure ganglion cysts where the symptoms including tingling, numbness or muscle weakness in hands occur due to the pressing of nerve. Pain in the wrist also follows. At times, drawing pain in hand is also present with the above symptoms.
Silicea – Homeopathic Remedy for Ganglion Cyst on the Left Side of Wrist
Silicea is an effective homeopathic medicine for ganglion cyst on the left side of the wrist. The cyst is present on the extensor surface of the wrist. Pain may also be present and it is tearing and stitching in nature. Numbness in the hand may also arise. Lame and weak sensation in hand may follow with the rest of the symptoms.
Calcarea Carb – Homeopathic Medicine for Ganglion Cyst on the Right Side of Wrist
Calcarea Carb is a top rated homeopathic cure for ganglion cyst on the right side of the wrist. The pain may also present in the wrist due to the cyst. Numbness in hand may also develop due to a pinched nerve. An increased sweat can be observed on hands.
Rhododendron – One of the Best Homeopathic Remedies for Ganglion Cysts to Manage Pain
Rhododendron is also made from the leaves of a herb known as Rhododendron. The natural order of this medicine is Ericaceae. It is another efficient medicine to manage the wrist pain in ganglion cyst. The pain is drawing or tearing in nature and it calls the usage of this medicine. The pain becomes worse in the evening. Rest also makes the condition worse. Heated sensation in the hands may also present along with the above symptoms.
Note: Medicines mentioned here are for information purpose only. Kindly do not self-medicate.
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