Ganglions - Location
- At the base of the finger in the palm called, "flexor tendon sheath cyst"
- They originate from a tube like structure that holds the finger tendons in place, and are generally caused due to tendon irritation (tendinitis).
- At the back of the last joint of the finger called "mucous cyst", next to the base of the fingernail.
- These sometimes cause a groove in the fingernail, or can rarely get infected leading to a joint infection.
- Arthritis or bone spurs in the joint are often the cause of infection to develop.
- Can occur on the upper or lateral aspect of the foot.
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