Hi! My friend has a bump on her wrist, and I thought I'd get on here and see if someone may know what it is. The bump is barely noticeable, unless she is showing it to someone. It's on her wrist, on the palm side...where you would check your pulse. She says that if it's pressed on, it hurts or if she has that side lying on a table, it presses against it and makes her arm and hand feel like...muscle tiredness and slightly tingly...or like the arm is asleep (that's an annoying pain in itself ). It also feels that way if she is holding something with that hand. I've been looking it up, and I keep coming across the ganglia cyst, but that doesn't seem to match what she has. Does anyone have any ideas?
I know she has been doing exercises...hand grips and holding hand weights while jogging, but they're not heavy weights and she's not flexing her wrists or anything with them. The hand grips are medium resistance. She's been doing the exercises for a while, and no problems, until she noticed the bump all of a sudden yesterday.
Posts: 325 | Location: Texas USA | Registered: 06-28-02
It seems like I'm always saying this, but get thee to a doctor! Or, get thine friend to a doctor, in this case. It could be a wart or a pulled muscle or a benign cyst, but if it is hurting her then she should definitely see someone about it.
Posts: 4760 | Location: Rochester, NY, USA | Registered: 06-03-02
An Irish friend told me that when he was at university a classmate (pre-socialized medicine) cured his by putting his wrist on the sill of an open window while his buddy (my friend) slammed the windowsash down on it. Worked fine, but not recommended.
Posts: 6962 | Location: British Columbia, Canada | Registered: 06-11-02
Farbeit for a non-medical person such as myself to make any diagnosis, but this sounds somewhat like a [http://www.healthcentral.com/encyclopedia/408/335.html#definition]ganglion cyst[/URL]. Does the description at the website fit your friend's bump? While it may be harmless, it seems most prudent to have a medical professional take a look at it.
Posts: 8837 | Location: in the backwoods of North Carolina | Registered: 06-07-02
...cured his by putting his wrist on the sill of an open window while his buddy (my friend) slammed the windowsash down on it.
This is similar to the traditional cure for ganglion cyst which consists of smashing a heavy book (preferably a medical text ) onto the cyst. Unfortunately they tend to recur unless surgically excised.
Geez, I saw the movie a gazillion times and read the book about 20 years ago -- but I don't remember Lucy having a cyst. Her other 'problem', as I recall, was of a nature that only a rarity like Sonny could help.
I had one of those ganglia or whatever you call them. A doctor told me that it was nothing. In time I looked at my wrist and realized that what was once there had disappeared on its own. I don't mind adding that a medical assistant had poked it with a needle, nothing came out of it, and nothing changed about it. So I have to conclude that the doctor was right: ignore it.