Ganglion cysts and knee cysts are benign tumors or swellings on top of a joint or the covering of a tendon. The only difference between two types of cysts is that ganglion cyst can occur anywhere in the body while knee cysts are generally found behind the knee.
Most ganglion cysts and knee cysts cause some degree of pain, which is often constant and intense, and is exacerbated by joint motion. When the cyst forms on a tendon, some people experience a sense of weakness in the affected areas. A ganglion cyst is usually formed following acute repetitive trauma; however, 35% of ganglion cysts have no discernible cause.
The ganglion cyst is most frequently located around the dorsum of the wrist and on the fingers. 80% of ganglion cysts are found in the wrist, although they may occur in the foot. knee cysts, on the other hand, are generally located behind the knee area. Ganglion cysts are commonly observed in association with the joints and tendons. The average size of these cysts is 2.0 cm, but cysts of more than 5 cm have been excised. The size of the cyst may vary over time, and can increase after activity.
The knee cyst, like the ganglion cyst, contains a jelly-like fluid (synovial fluid). It is, for the most part, the same as ganglia and can rupture and cause acute pain behind the knee and in the calf muscle.
IMPORTANT: IT IS ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO REMOVE GANGLION CYSTS AND/OR KNEE CYSTS IN THEIR ENTIRETY BY EXTERNAL MEASURES (SURGERY AND/OR PATCH). THE CYSTS NEED TO BE REMOVED FROM THE INSIDE, BY DISSOLVING THE ROOTS OF THE GANGLIA, TO PREVENT THEIR RETURN