Posted by Kacey on 08/25/04 at 07:41 AM
My 14 year old daughter has had the cysts on both of her wrists (top side) for 3-4 years. They are worse during volleyball season (which for her is about 9 months/year). They come and go but lifting weights also seems to make them reappear. However, this summer one of them got hit and broke open. She felt the liquid sensation in her arm, but the cyst has not come back. Years ago doctors recommended hitting the cysts with the family Bible. They can be surgically removed, but depending on where they are there can be major nerve damage. I guess it is just personal preference whether you want to “live with it”” or if it is unbearable, proceed with surgery.