Risk Factors for Lumps in the WristThis lump on the wrist arises because of a leak of synovial fluid. Synovial fluid has a thick texture like jelly and has the function to lubricate and protect joints when moving. This leaky synovial fluid will collect in a bag and form a lump. Not yet known exactly what causes the appearance of a lump due to ganglion cysts on the wrist. However, there are several factors that are thought to increase the risk of the appearance of the lump, namely:
Suffered from osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis sufferers have a higher risk of getting ganglion cysts on the joints of the hands.
People who overuse their joints, for example for work or exercise, are more likely to get ganglion cysts.
Have a history of injury to the joints and tendons
Joints or tendons that have been injured in the past are more likely to have ganglion cysts.
Women aged 20-40 years
Ganglion cysts can affect anyone, but this condition is more common in women aged 20-40 years.