- A visible lump: A ganglion cyst is typically a lump or bump on the skin’s surface. It may be round or oval-shaped and may vary in size.
- Pain or discomfort: The cyst may cause pain or discomfort, mainly if it is located near a joint or tendon. Usually, this is discomfort in the form of a tingling or burning sensation.
- Stiffness: The cyst may cause stiffness in the affected joint or make it difficult to move.
- Numbness or tingling: A ganglion cyst may sometimes compress a nerve, leading to numbness or tingling in the affected area. So, if it is on the ankle at an angle, wearing shoes can become painful.
- Weakness: If the cyst is located near a muscle, it may cause weakness or muscle fatigue.
Changes in appearance: In some cases, a ganglion cyst may change in size or appearance over time. It’s worth noting these symptoms may be associated with other similar conditions. That’s why it’s best to see a doctor, and ideally one with experience dealing with ganglion cysts.