Ganglion Cysts

Hey guys - 


 


Any experience in treating ganglion cysts with diet? I was diagnosed with one in my wrist the other day. I've been Bulletproof for about a month. I'm hoping that eventually my diet will help eliminate it. 


 


They don't know exactly what causes them, but they think it's due to poor joint usage or traumatizing the joint with bad movement. Thanks yoga!!


 


I don't want to get it surgically removed if I don't have to. Surgery isn't 100% guaranteed anyway. Any tips on highly anti-inflammatory foods and supplements would be appreciated!


 


Thanks -


 


Jacks 


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  • try taking serrapeptase


  • L8FL8F
    edited July 2013

    I have no cure, just have had one in my wrist.


    First tried aspirating it x2, returned.


    Then had surgery once, and it returned.


    The second time it went away for good, but I was left with a big divot in my wrist/hand as well as a scar that is unsightly (I was young, and didn't know to ask for the more cosmetically focused hand surgeon--go with a hand specialist: neurosurgeon rather than ortho and tell them cosmesis is important to you)


    Anyway, I would wait a while unless it is very painful. They are harmless and you will clearly know if it affecting function or pressing on anything--it will hurt! I imagine that good diet will help most things...also avoid re-traumatizing joint if possible. They can be resorbed, and go away more or less on their own. Mine used to change size with use.


  • RekaReka ✭✭✭

    Just noticed one on my left wrist... I'm concerned that it was caused by my workout. :S


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  • arent you suppose to smash them with a bible #oldschool
  • i had one on my wrist years ago that showed up when i was pregnant which was strange, cause my mom got one when she was pregnant with me.  it didn't cause any pain and it mostly went away when i cleaned up my diet of sugar and gluten.  i haven't thought about it in a long time, but i just checked (i have to extend my hand to see it) and it's still there.  i do many hours of massage and it never bothers me.


    yes, folks used to use a bible to smush them because it was often the biggest book in the home.  i'd rather use a dictionary or an encyclopedia for all sorts of things one might look up,  but really, i wouldn't smush it.


  • RekaReka ✭✭✭

    there is no way I would smash it


    there are lots of people I would like to smash with a heavy book because they deserve it


    my hand doesn't deserve it, period


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  • jspadejspade You are what you eat eats!

    I had one a few years ago from overuse. I attributed it to working on the espresso bar at starbucks. How I got rid of it was relatively easy. I quit dairy, wheat and corn, all of which are very inflammatory. It took about two weeks to go away and with it all the pain associated. It hasn't come back and I have no more pain in that general area. Diet is definitely where I would start.


  • arent you suppose to smash them with a bible #oldschool



    Worked for me in 1990 I had a large recurring ganglion cyst between my thumb and forefinger on the back of my hand and read that it was harmless but difficult to remove without surgery..... I read that bashing it with a book could burst it. I convinced a friend that there would be no repercussions whatever the outcome and they proceeded to smack the back of my hand as hard as possible with a huge Larousse Gastronomique we had lying around (heaviest book in the house). Hurt like f&$k, then the cyst started immediately subsiding ( I guess it did burst) and has never come back. Key points: you need to lay the limb with the cyst on directly onto something flat and solid ( like a sturdy table or the floor, not for example a bed or sofa) so that the area gets the full impact from the book (ideally the flat face of a large heavy book) and the cyst area is not moved and slammed into another surface, then make sure that whoever does it hits it really really hard ( e.g. Book overhead and screaming on the downstroke!). Lastly don't forget to have fun!
  • I have one in my nose. I am trying castor oil next. It has the most success out of all the other stuff I've tried.


  • RekaReka ✭✭✭

    I forgot to update, I did nothing about it  at all, and it went away 1-2 months ago.


    It doesn't get easier... It's you who gets better.

     

    Is your social worker in that horse?

     

    Success has a price, not a secret.

  • My wife had one on her wrist from cake decorating (constantly squeezing a pastry bag).  She popped it by squeezing it -- the fluid dispersed under the skin (she's hardcore sometimes). It came back but finally went away when she stopped decorating cakes.


  • I just got one of these on my wrist. Freaked for a brief moment when I noticed it and avoided googling it because generally googling health symptoms results in more panic. However I was slightly relieved when I read about what it was. Its odd that it's 2015 and we still don't know very much about what appears to be a pretty common issue. I have been doing a lot of yoga lately and am wondering if some bad form caused this. I really want this thing to go away so I will keep this thread updated with my discoveries.


  • I had one on my hand...I'm a pianist.  People suggested smashing it, but I was afraid there would be new injury.  It went away on its own after a few months.


  • I had a ganglion cyst on my wrist for a couple of years that would get sore and inflamed when I would play guitar and do push-ups/bench press. Anyways it might be coincidence but when I eliminated dairy from my diet it went away completely and hasn't returned for over a year.

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