Ganglion Cysts Nervous Disorder Homeopathic Treatment

Ganglion is a small cystic tumor containing viscid fluid and connected either with a joint membrane or tendon sheath. It is usually 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. A cyst containing muco polysaccharide rich fluid within fibrous tissue or, occasionally, muscle bone or a semilunar cartilage, usually attached to a tendon sheath in the hand, wrist, or foot. Sometimes it is containing cell bodies of neurons that is located outside the central nervous system and forms an enlargement upon a nerve or upon two or more nerves at their point of junction or separation. It is called nerve ganglion, neural ganglion, and neuro ganglion.

Nowadays, we see ganglion and lipoma occurring commonly. Both make the person suffer more cosmetically than due to the real symptoms. Unlike lipoma (a connective tissue tumour which is infiltrated with fatty tissue), which can occur anywhere in the body, ganglion mostly occurs in the wrist. There is difference of opinion with the origin and treatment of ganglion. Whatever may be the cause or origin, Homeopathy can answer it very well, without any painful procedure.

Cause of Ganglion

The exact cause of ganglion cysts is not known. One theory suggests that trauma causes the tissue of the joint to break down forming small cysts, which then join into a larger, more obvious mass. The most likely theory involves a flaw in the joint capsule or tendon sheath that allows the joint tissue to bulge out.Excessive use of joint also leads to develop ganglion.


Many suspect the cause with its incidences or coincidences on the sufferer i.e. people who
  • Use the wrist more (computer data operators, players – tennis, badminton, table tennis, golf, etc.)
  • Arthritic sufferers – Rheumatoid arthritis, gout, etc.
  • Previous trauma or fracture of the wrist
  • Has constant pressure on nerves

Symptoms of Ganglion Cyst

The ganglion cyst swelling may appear over time or appear suddenly, may get smaller in size, and may even go away, only to come back at another time.

  • The swelling looks like a smooth soft lump under the skin and it vary in size from pea-sized to being as big as a golf ball in some cases.
  • The swelling contains a jelly-like substance called synovial fluid.
  • Swelling causes mild discomfort during wrist movement.
  • Ganglion cysts usually are painless. However, if a cyst presses on a nerve even if the cyst is too small to form a noticeable lump it can cause pain, tingling, numbness or muscle weakness, Any pain is usually nonstop, aching, and made worse by joint motion.
  • When the ganglion is connected to a tendon, there may be a sense of weakness in the affected finger.
  • The size of a cyst can fluctuate, often getting larger when you use that joint for repetitive motions.
Tender swelling of the ganglion may interrupt with the movements of the wrist; also swelling itself (even without pain) can restrict movement.
Dorsal protuberance is more prominent when there is palmar flexion, likewise palmar protuberance is more prominent when there is dorsi flexion.
Effects or complication of ganglion – depending upon the location of the ganglion, its effects or complication may differ. The main complications are restricted movements of the wrist. Unlike other tumours, which later grow into cancer, this never turns cancerous.

Diagnosis and investigations for ganglion –

Ganglion cysts are easily diagnosed, as they are visible and pliable to touch.. Simple examination of the wrist in full flexed and full extension position will easily help anyone with the diagnosis. Usually, there is no need to do any investigations for this complaint since it is clearly visualised in the wrist.  On Microscopic examination ganglionic cysts are thin-walled cysts containing clear, mucinous fluid. A ganglion cyst diagnosis may be confirmed by aspiration, a process in which to aspirate the fluid in the cyst. Fluid from a ganglion cyst will be thick and clear or translucent.But while opting for surgery to rule out other complications, investigation processes should be followed as routine. The plain radiograph is the fist line of investigation. If visualisation is not clear, CT scan or MRI should be done. After surgical excision, histopathology report should be sought for further analysis.

Homoeopathic Treatment:

Homeopathy treats the person as a whole. It means that homeopathic treatment focuses on the patient as a person, as well as physiological and pathological conditions. Everybody knows well that Homeopathy treats tumours without surgery. Ganglion can be cured with Homeopathic medicines without any recurrences. But treatment should be followed till it subsides wholly or otherwise there will be recurrence as in other treatments. 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 is also often taken into account for the treatment of chronic conditions. 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.

Homeopathic Remedies(medicines) for Ganglion

Besides some of the following ingredients, the product contains Dr Gurpreet Singh Makkar(punjab,India), Research based, highly effective medicines.

Ruta: It is a great remedy for ganglion. Paralytic stiffness of wrist. Shooting pain in wrists. Sensation as from a sprain and stiffness in wrist. Bones of wrist and back of hand painful as if bruised, it is worse in rest or moving. Pain in wrist on lifting a weight. Numbness and tingling in hands after exertion. Spasmodic contraction of fingers. Swollen veins on hands, after eating. Rut 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.

Carbo veg: 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. Cramp-like contraction of the hands. Heat of the hands, burning in the 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. Persons who have never fully recovered from the exhausting effects of some previous illness. Weakness of memory and slowness of thought.

Causticum: 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. 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. Shooting pains in the front part of the arms, from the fingers to the elbow. Paralytic feeling in the right hand. Sensation of fullness in the hands, on grasping an object.tTension of the posterior joints of the fingers when bending them. Contraction and induration of the tendons of the fingers.

Silicea: Ganglion on wrist. Gnawing, purulent vesicles, with burning in fingers. Tearing, drawing, sticking pain in fingers as if suppurating. 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 vegetation, cries and insupportable pains day and night. Drawing and tearing in arms, hands and fingers. Heaviness and paralytic weakness of arms worse by least exertion.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. Profuse sweat of the hands. Ganglion on back of hand. Ulcer on back of hand. Tingling in fingers. Burning sensation in ends of fingers.

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Dr. GURPREET SINGH MAKKAR is a dynamic homeopath from India(pb). He is an ardent student of classical Homeopathy. He is a registered doctor degree holder (B.H.M.S.) from Sri Guru Nanak Dev Homoeopathic medical college(S.G.N.D Barewal Ludhiana,PUNJAB, India.
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