Get Rid of Ganglion Cysts Naturally

Ganglion cysts are small lumps under the skin that are filled with a thick, jelly-like fluid called synovial fluid. Synovial fluid usually surrounds the joints and tendons as a lubricant, but when they become damaged may get forced out into the cyst. No one is quite sure why they form but age and injury are the most likely causes. They are not generally painful or fatal, though they can cause pain if they form next or on top of a nerve.

 

How do I know if I have ganglion cysts?

  • Lumps, predominantly on the feet or hands, that are full of fluid
  • Lumps will start small and grow in size
  • Pain if the cyst is located near or pressing on a nerve

 

How do I prevent ganglion cysts?

Because no one is quite clear what causes ganglion cysts, it is difficult to prevent them. The best way to try and prevent them is to avoid injuring joints and tendons in the hands and feet.

 

How can I treat ganglion cysts?

  • Place a rubber eraser over a smallish cyst, then wrap firmly with a bandage. Leave overnight.
  • Make a hazel or white oak bark tea compress. Cover the cyst and wrap. This will help to shrink the cyst.
  • Echinacea can be taken to help eliminate the cysts.
  • Turmeric can help take the cyst down by eliminating inflammation.
  • Foods such as pineapples contain bromelain which also can help reduce cyst size.
  • Ginger can be applied topically or eat to help with inflammation.
  • Arnica lotion is excellent for reducing ganglion cysts.
  • Ice to help relieve pain and swelling.
  • Immobolize the wrist to help shrink the cyst and decrease pain.
  • DO NOT smash with a heavy object; this can do significant damage to the surrounding area.
  • DO NOT attempt to aspirate at home as this can lead to infection and damage nerves.
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