U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-13-2010, 12:12 AM
 
65 posts, read 189,914 times
Reputation: 30

Advertisements

Hi. I slipped and fell 6 weeks ago, on a hard concrete floor. As a result, I have developed a ganglion cyst on my left wrist. I received ultrasound from a chiropractor the first two weeks after. Then I went to an orthopedic specialist who sent me for occupational hand therapy. The therapy has ended, and I am still unable to bear weight on the wrist. I am scheduled to meet with the orthopedic specialist next week to discuss the results of the therapy.

My health insurance does cover aspiration, steroid injection, and surgical removal. However, I am concerned that the orthopedic specialist may choose not to provide any of these services for the cyst (even though he is qualified to do so). The physical therapist told me, these cysts are 'supposed to eventually go away on their own'. I would prefer aspiration or removal of the cyst, since it appears to be my source of discomfort.

Has anyone experienced a similar injury that kept them from bearing any weight on the wrist? I experience pain when I apply pressure to my wrist (getting out of bed, full body pushups, downward dog, planks); basically, performing any activity requiring me to bear body weight on my palm.

Are there any alternative therapies available? Perhaps, the Gaston technique performed by chiropractors? Or, A.R.T. (Active Release Technique), or acupuncture? I've heard of the 'Bible Thumping' method, but some folks have reported broken bones from that approach.

One last thing; has anyone who has injured their wrist, regained their strength in that wrist 100%?

Thank you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-13-2010, 05:50 AM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
1,005 posts, read 4,945,603 times
Reputation: 630
I used to get them years ago. They would go away and then would come back. So even if you have surgery to remove them, they may return. I actually did the Bible Thumping method. It worked. I'm not sure why I got them (I used to type a lot and they said that could of been a reason) but I haven't had them in many years and I don't type nearly as much. Also my strength in my wrist did not seem compromised.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2010, 08:41 AM
 
4,618 posts, read 10,497,588 times
Reputation: 10291
Honestly, I can't imagine any alternative therapy helping a ganglion cyst.

Ganglions "sometimes" go away on their own but not always and not even typical to be honest.

You basically have 3 options with a wrist ganglion.

---Leave it alone

---Aspirate/inject

---Excision

If the surgeon you are seeing won't help you, get another opinion. Most hand surgeons would have no issue with removing a ganglion if the patient desires the procedure.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: in here, out there
3,065 posts, read 5,278,227 times
Reputation: 5109
How about a hand massage?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2010, 09:37 AM
 
Location: In the real world!
2,178 posts, read 8,221,161 times
Reputation: 2772
I work with a guy that has one on his wrist and it bothers him a lot! His doctor won't remove his.

My son had one on is knee, it stuck out like a grape was placed on his knee cap. He accidently fell on it one day and he said the pain was horriable and ended up at the ER, they had to drain it to get all that **** out and he has been fine since.

I have a small one on my leg that don't bother me any, has been there for years and my doctor said he would remove it if I wanted it gone..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2010, 08:39 PM
 
947 posts, read 2,782,466 times
Reputation: 721
I have one on my left wrist and it's a pain at times. I practice Yoga and I have to adjust my poses to compensate for not being able to put weight on that wrist. I am still functional so I'm just going to leave it alone. I dont' want to have surgery if I can help it an with the fact that it can come back in the future. Why bother?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-13-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Washington D.C.
345 posts, read 1,349,939 times
Reputation: 259
I have had one for about ten years. The only time it hurts is when I arm wrestle. It's the worst pain there is.

I guess at my age I shouldn't be arm wrestling anyway.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-14-2010, 05:20 PM
 
65 posts, read 189,914 times
Reputation: 30
Thanks everyone.
Do you know of anyone that has gotten this, as a result of a fall, and subsequent sprain? When I fell, I landed on my palm. I've never had any difficulty bearing weight on the wrist before the injury, which occurred 6 weeks ago. It appears the sprain itself may be nearly healed, but the ganglion is persisting. I think that is what is causing the continued discomfort.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-14-2010, 09:25 PM
 
1 posts, read 11,135 times
Reputation: 10
A ganglion cyst, also known as a bible cyst, is a swelling that often appears on or around joints and tendons in the hand or foot. The size of the cyst can vary over time. It is most frequently located around the dorsum of wrist and on the fingers.

make money online
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-14-2010, 11:28 PM
 
7,099 posts, read 23,889,158 times
Reputation: 7248
If it has only been six weeks, then it's possible that you have just been doing too much, too soon. Especially weight bearing things like push ups. The wrist joint hasn't had time to heal properly. Pamper it for a few weeks (at least four) before you think about having something done.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Health and Wellness
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top