A ganglion 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 wrist and on the fingers.
Ganglion cysts arise from the capsule of a joint or the sheath
of a tendon. They can be found at different places on the wrist.
A ganglion cyst that grows on the top of the wrist is called
a dorsal ganglion. Others are found on the underside of the wrist
between the thumb and your pulse point, at the end joint of a finger,
or at the base of a finger. Most of the time, these are harmless
and will often disappear in time.
ETIOLOGY of Ganglion
• Exact cause is not known.
• May be benign tumour of tendon sheath.
• Excessive use of joint.
CLINICAL FEATURES of Ganglion Cyst
• Onset: insidious.
• Cystic swelling gradually appearing at back of wrist.
• Swelling causes mild discomfort during wrist movement.
• Other less common sites are- palm & dorsum of hand.
• Cystic swelling.
GENERAL MANAGEMENT of Ganglion
• Immobilization of joint.
Homeopathy Treatment & Homeopathic Remedies for Ganglion Cyst
Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic
treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as his pathological
condition. The homeopathic medicines are selected after a full individualizing
examination and case-analysis, which includes the medical history
of the patient, physical and mental constitution etc. A miasmatic
tendency (predisposition/susceptibility) is also often taken into
account for the treatment of chronic conditions. The medicines given
below indicate the therapeutic affinity but this is not a complete
and definite guide to the treatment of this condition. The symptoms
listed against each medicine may not be directly related to this
disease because in homeopathy general symptoms and constitutional
indications are also taken into account for selecting a remedy.
To study any of the following remedies in more detail, please visit
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section. None of these medicines should be taken without professional
Pulling and acute drawing pains in the forearms, the wrists, and
the fingers. Relaxation of the muscles of the arms and of the hands,
on laughing. Tension in the joints of the hand, as if they were
too short. Cramp-like contraction of the hands.
Heat of the hands, burning in the hands. Icy-cold hands. The tips
of the fingers are covered with cold sweat. Paralytic weakness of
the wrists and of the fingers, especially on grasping an object.
Fine granulated, and itching eruption on the hands. Extremities
of the fingers become ulcerated.
Cachectic persons whose vitality has become weakened or exhausted.
Persons who have never fully recovered from the exhausting effects
of some previous illness. Weakness of memory and slowness of thought.
Pains in the arms at night. Drawing pains and acute pulling, in
the arms and hands. Convulsive movements and shocks in the arms.
Itching and eruptions on the arms. Warts on the arms. Shooting pains
in the front part of the arms, from the fingers to the elbow. Paralytic
feeling in the right hand. Sensation of Fulness in the hands, on
grasping an object. Tearing in right wrist-joint. Drawing pains
in the hands, and the joints of the fingers. Spasmodic weakness
and trembling of the hands. Paleness and painful torpor of the fingers.
Tension of the posterior joints of the fingers when bending them.
Contraction and induration of the tendons of the fingers. Itching
tetters on the fingers.
Adapted to persons with dark hair and rigid fibre; weakly, psoric,
with excessively yellow, sallow complexion; subject to affections
of respiratory and urinary tracts.
Stiffness in morning on washing, with pressure. Rheumatic tearing
(and lancinating pains) in shoulders, arms, and hands (particularly
in joints), especially at night. Burning pain in palms of hands
and arms, clammy perspiration in palms and on head. Burning pain
in hands and arms. Numbness of arms and hands.
Lassitude and trembling in arms and hand, and especially when holding
anything. Congestion of blood in hands, with swelling and redness
of veins, especially when allowing arms to hang down. Wrenching
pain in joints of hands and fingers, with tension. Swelling of hands,
even at night. Heat in hands. Coldness of hands at night. Contraction
and jerking of fingers. Deadness of fingers. Paralysis of fingers.
Numbness of finger-tips. Skin cracked at joints of fingers.
Adapted to tall slender persons of sanguine temperament, fair skin,
eyelashes, fine blond, or red hair, quick perceptions, and very
sensitive nature. Young people who grow too rapidly are inclined
to stoop; who are chlorotic or anaemic; old people, with morning
diarrhea. Nervous, weak; desires to be magnetized. Oversensitiveness
of all the senses to external impressions, light, noise, odors,
touch. Restless, fidgety; moves continually, cannot sit or stand
still a moment.
Paralytic stiffness of wrist. Wrenching pain or shootings in wrists.
Sensation as from a sprain and stiffness in wrist. Bones of wrist
and back of hand painful as if bruised when at rest and when moving.
Pain in wrist (as from a sprain) on lifting a weight. Numbness and
tingling in hands after exertion. Spasmodic contraction of fingers.
Swollen veins on hands, after eating.
Ruta suited to Scrofulous exostosis; bruises and other mechanical
injuries of bones and periosteum; sprains; periostitis; erysipelas;
fractures, and especially dislocations. Bruised lame sensation all
over, as after a fall or blow; worse in limbs and joints. All parts
of the body upon which he lies are painful, as if bruised. Restless,
turns and changes position frequently when lying.
Ganglion on wrist. Gnawing, purulent vesicles, with burning in
fingers. Tearing, drawing, sticking pain and numbness in fingers,
as if suppurating, or as if a panaritium would form. Numb feelings
of a finger, as though it were enlarged and the bone swollen. Pain
as from a splinter in flexor surface of one finger. Panaritium,
especially with vegetations, cries and insupportable pains day and
night.- Drawings and tearings in arms, hands and fingers. Heaviness
and paralytic weakness of arms, which tremble on least exertion.
Numbness of the (fore-) arms when patient is lying upon them or
leaning the elbows on a table. Throbbing and jerking of muscles
of arm. Paralytic weakness of the forearm, everything is dropped
from the hands. Induration of the cellular tissue of the forearm.
Nocturnal shootings in wrist, extending to the top of arm. Tearing
pain in wrists and ball of hand. Spasmodic pain in the hands and
fingers. Numbness of hands at night. Paralytic weakness of hands.-
Tonic spasm of hand when writing. Cramp-like pain and lameness of
hand after slight exertion. Profuse sweat of the hands. Ganglion
on back of hand. Ulcer on back of hand. Tingling in fingers. Burning
sensation in ends of fingers. Pain in joint of fingers, when pressed.
Weakness, rigidity, and want of flexibility in fingers. Contraction
of flexor tendons, very painful when moving fingers.
Adapted to the nervous, irritable, sanguine temperament; persons
of a psoric diathesis. Persons of light complexion; fine dry skin;
pale face; weakly, with lax muscles. Constitutions which suffer
from deficient nutrition, not because food is lacking in quality
or quantity, but from imperfect assimilation; oversensitive, physically
Sprained pain and stiffness in wrist, worse in morning. Ganglion.
Paralytic weakness of arms and hands. Swelling of hands and thumbs.
Rigidity and wrenching pain in joints of hands and fingers. Trembling
of hands, especially when occupied with fine work. Involuntary contraction
of hands, as if about to grasp something. Coldness in hands and
fingers. Great burning in palms. Perspiration on hands (in the palms)
and between the fingers. Desquamation, hardness, dryness, and cracking
of skin of hands. Itching vesicles on backs of hands. Cracking and
chapping on finger-joints. Burning in balls and tips of fingers.
Cramps and jerks in fingers. Contraction of tendons of hands and
Adapted to persons of a scrofulous diathesis, subject to venous
congestion; especially of portal system. Persons of nervous temperament,
quick motioned, quick tempered, plethoric, skin excessively sensitive
to atmospheric changes. For lean, stoop-shouldered persons who walk
and sit stooping like old men. Standing is the worst position for
sulphur patients; they cannot stand; every standing position is
uncomfortable. Dirty, filthy people, prone to skin affections. Aversion
to being washed; always <. after a bath. Too lazy to rouse.