A visible symptom of a ganglion is a soft-touched, nodular lump filled with fluid on the affected part of the body, on the back or palm of the wrist, on the ankle or knee.
In the extended position of the limb, the cyst is palpable above the joint, which retracts into the joint when bent. In addition to moving the limb in this direction, there is also a click and pinching.
In many cases, the ganglion does not cause any complaints, but in some cases it can be associated with pain, especially when the affected part of the body is in active use, constantly strained.
The deformity caused by the ganglion can also have mental effects, the visible, not too aesthetic nodule can also cause anxiety and frustration in the patient.
The diagnosis is made by the orthopaedic specialist based on the location, palpation and shape of the cyst. Imaging diagnostic devices (X-ray, CT, or MRI) may be recommended to rule out other joint lesions.