I Have Bumps On My Knuckles. The Doctor Who Saw One Said It Was A Cyst. Now I Have 5, One On A Toe, 3 On Fingers, One On My Hand. Should I Be Concerned?


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Iris Phillips answered
Around 50 per cent of all lumps and bumps that are found on the hands and wrists turn out to be Ganglion Cysts. Cysts found on the knuckle joint are a type of Ganglion Cyst known as Mucus Cysts and normally form a pouch just off the joint. They are a fairly common medical complaint and mostly found in patients aged between 50 and 70 years old, around 70 per cent of cases are attributed to women of this age group.

These bumps and lumps are generally nothing to be concerned about, and are often connected with degenerative joint disease of the Distal Interphalangeal joint (DIP joint) although there can be occasions when it may not simply be a Ganglion Cyst, so it is always best to double check with your General Practitioner, and if unsatisfied then don’t be scared to ask for a second opinion.

There are some herbal remedies that can alleviate, and in some cases completely vanquish, those unsightly lumps or bumps on the hands. The leaves, hull and bark of the walnut plant, either green or dried can help break up the cyst. Garlic, Chamomile, Apple Cider Vinegar, Wild Carrot and Wormwood can also help relieve the condition.
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ray of light answered
The hard bumps can be cysts but the diagnosis should be made after careful observations. I advise you to change your doctor and get appointment from other to get second opinion. Because the cysts can be problematic in the future.
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Anonymous answered
I believe what you are describing is known as a knuckle pad. Search on that term along with searching for images to verify that it is what you have. If it is I'd start looking for a new doctor.

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