Ganglion is a small sac filled with fluid and is formed from the lining
of a joint or tendon. It usually forms when the tissues surrounding
certain joints become inflamed and swell up with lubricating fluid.
It is generally caused due to some kind of trauma to the joint but the
cause may not be evident in all
cases. Ganglion formation is
more common in women (M:F = 1:3) and 70% occur in the late teens and young
adulthood. Some joint diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis have been
associated with ganglion cysts. Occupational factors play an important
role in the development of ganglion.
Those occupations that require workers to overuse certain
joints such as the wrist and fingers, for instance
typewriters, pose a risk for ganglion cysts.
Most commonly, ganglion formation is seen on the wrist
(usually the back side) and fingers, but it can also develop
on the shoulders, elbows and knees. Ganglia are usually
painless swellings that can form around any joint. However,
the condition can become painful when the ganglion presses
nerves. This pain can restrict the range of movements and
activity of an individual. They can increase in size or can
Suggestion about homoeopathic treatment:
Largely ganglion is labeled as a surgical condition;
however, in light of homoeopathy it can be termed as
medico-surgical condition. Surgeries done for ganglion are
associated with rare complications like nerve damage,
stiffness of joints and recurrence. Some cases of ganglion
have been treated with success at Homoeopathiclinik.com. However, since
surgery is faster, we do not recommend homoeopathy for all
cases of ganglion. triggering stimulus which is maintained even
after medication is stopped.