Mucous cysts are tiny, fluid-filled sacs that are found in the fingers. Commonly associated with osteoarthritis (OA), mucous cysts typically develop in people between the ages of 50 and 70. They can be found somewhere in between the base of the fingernail and the final joint of the finger. If a mucous cyst is causing you discomfort, Dr. Arora offers mucous cyst treatment to improve your quality of life.
Dr. Avery Arora is a board-certified surgeon who offers patients his unparalleled expertise in hand, wrist, and elbow surgery to those in Livonia and Southfield, Michigan as well as their surrounding areas. In addition, Dr. Arora specializes in the care and rehabilitation of medical concerns pertaining to the elbow, wrist, and hand. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at the location nearest you to learn more about our treatments for mucous cysts. Dr. Avery and his team are here to help enhance your day to day living.
What causes mucous cysts?
Mucous cysts are usually found in those who have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis. While there isn’t a known reason as to how or why mucous cysts form, one possibility is that they are created once connective tissue wears away. As tissue is worn away, collagen–the main structural protein found in the skin– is hypothesized to accumulate, resulting in the creation of the mucous cysts.
How will I know if I have a mucous cyst?
While mucous cysts form underneath the skin, they can be seen and felt from the surface; a groove in the fingernail can be seen on top of the cyst. Some people may experience pain or discomfort from a mucous cyst. If a mucous cyst is impacting your day to day performance, be sure to contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arora at the location nearest you.
How does Dr. Arora diagnose mucous cysts?
Dr. Arora will closely examine your fingers as well as inquire about the history of the concern. An x-ray may be taken for further evaluation if necessary.
If you believe you are experiencing a mucous cyst, contact us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Arora at the location nearest you. Dr. Arora and his team can help you determine which course of treatment may best suit you.