One of the most common conditions causing lumps and bumps are cysts. Cysts are noncancerous, closed pockets of tissue. They can be filled with pus, fluid, or other matter.

Cysts are a common skin condition. They can result from infection, clogging in oil glands, or the introduction of foreign bodies. When infection or inflammation occurs, cysts can cause pain and require treatment.

Certain cysts can cause substantial discomfort or even pain. These can require medical attention to pierce and drain the cyst. While that can relieve symptoms, it doesn't necessarily cure the cyst. Cortisone medication or even surgical removal is sometimes the best recourse, particularly for recurring cysts.

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain ranges from painless to tender or uncomfortable
  • Can be itchy
  • Smooth
  • Hard lumps

Treatment options
It's good to discuss cysts with your doctor. Seek treatment options if you feel you have symptoms matching the above described to maintain the health of your hand, wrist, and elbow.

Non-Operative Orthopaedic Specialists

Orthopaedic Hand, Wrist & Elbow Specialists


​​What's Next? Treatment Options...

To find out more about treatment options and specialized care, please call Columbia Orthpaedic Group at (573) 876-8141 and schedule an appointment or request one below:

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Columbia, Missouri 65201

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