Lumps and bumps on the hand, wrist, or forearm can be a cause of significant anxiety for patients, but are rarely anything too serious. Benign cysts and masses are actually very common in the hand and wrist, and often don’t cause significant problems. They can however sometimes cause pain or limit function. We recommend you have any new lump or bump checked out.

Common Benign Cysts and Masses By Location:


Mucous Cyst with Nail Deformity



Wrist Ganglion Cyst


Benign Forearm Lipoma

When should you be more concerned about lumps and bumps?

All new or changing lumps and bumps should be checked out. Even benign ones can be painful or limit function. Severe pain, rapid growth, and skin ulcerations definitely warrant more urgent medical attention.

Ready to confirm a diagnosis and fix the problem?

Our Board-Certified Orthopaedic Hand and Wrist Surgeons are here to help! They can often diagnose the problem in one visit, and get you started with a treatment plan ranging from simple splinting and hand therapy to injections or surgical options when needed.

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