Painful lump between knuckles

January 15, 2024

I have developed a painful lump between the first and second knuckles on the back of my right hand. It is very painful and pronounced when I make a fist.

January 15, 2024

Hi Linda – it’s most likely a ganglion cyst.

They are really common between joints, especially in the hand and wrists. It’s a fluid filled sac that can get bigger and smaller.

I don’t think it’s anything to worry about and best left alone.

The Guru

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