How do I get rid of the lump in my palm?
For several weeks I've watched a small lump grow under my palm on my ring finger tendon. Internets say it's probably Gupturyons but I don't' know for sure. I have since tried to switch most activity to my left hand. Would acupuncture or hand massage therapy do anything? Is there a holistic remedy I can try before I got to the regular doctor?
When I had one I went to a hand specialist. First he had me massage it several times a day to see if the build up in the tendon sheath would go down. It was sometimes painful, but I was able to arrest it that way for a while. After trying this method several times and having the lump shrink then regrow again over the period of a year the doctor decided to try a method in which the lump is pierced with a surgical needle. This did not help sufficiently. My last resort was to have it surgically removed.
My husband also had one. We were both professional drivers and gripped a steering wheel constantly. He did not go to a doctor. He did experience pain for about eighteen months, but his finally went away on its own.
It is my understanding that switching activity will not necessarily help. The build up in the tendon sheath would need to be massaged and you should also at least see a physician. You do not need to follow through with any procedure suggested, and if you have insurance, most companies prefer non surgical methods be explored initially any way.
More than likely you have a Ganglion cysts. Here is a description:
Ganglion cysts most commonly occur on the back of the hand (60%-70%), at the wrist joint, and can also develop on the palm side of the wrist. When found on the back of the wrist, they become more prominent when the wrist is flexed forward.
I have two in my right hand and have had them awhile w/no issues but to be on the safe side you should have it looked at by your doctor. Better to be safe.
Thanks Marla and Catz, I had a similar "mass" removed from the arch of my foot years ago and the surgeon "didn't know what it was." But he cut it out! Now I have another growing down there, damn things! Anyway, rather than have them keep slicing away, I'm going to try massage and probably acupuncture too, and as suggested, I will try and get to my regular doctor too.
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