A Ganglion is a benign ball of fluid that grows from a tendon or joint. Some ganglions go away by themselves. Treatment options include ganglion removal or needle aspiration.
The symptoms of ganglions include:
- Noticeable swelling or lump
- The lump is able to change its size, including going away completely only to return
- The lump is usually soft and immobile
- In some cases, the lump is painful and aching
- The ache and pain is made worse by moving any nearby joints
- The affected tendon may cause a sensation of muscular weakness