G is for Ganglions

November 17, 2012

Ganglions are enlargements around joints or tendon sheaths that at one stage were treated by hitting with a big book, usually a bible!

Hitting a ganglion with a Bible or any other object is not a recommended or effective method for treating a ganglion cyst. Ganglion cysts are noncancerous lumps that commonly develop along the tendons or joints of the wrists, hands, or feet. They are usually harmless and often go away on their own without any treatment.

While various home remedies or old wives’ tales may exist, there is no scientific evidence to suggest that hitting a ganglion cyst with a Bible or any other object would be beneficial. In fact, such actions can potentially cause harm, including injury to the surrounding tissues, nerves, or blood vessels, leading to pain, infection, or further complications.

If you have a ganglion cyst that is causing discomfort or interfering with your daily activities, it is advisable to seek medical attention from a healthcare professional. They can evaluate the cyst, provide appropriate advice, and recommend the most suitable treatment options, such as observation, aspiration (draining fluid from the cyst), or surgical removal if necessary.


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