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At Regency, we are able to diagnose and treat all problems of the hands, fingers, and wrists, including ganglion cysts, lumps, and skin lesions. If you have a lump or lesion of the hands, we are happy to help you. 

About lumps and lesions

Lumps and lesions of the hand and wrist are typically harmless, although they can be painful, bothersome, or unattractive. It is also wise to always have growths examined and diagnosed just to be sure that the condition is not dangerous. These issues can be caused by many factors, and at Regency we can assess the hand to determine the underlying cause, and we will correct the problem. 

Types of lumps and lesions

Below are some of the most common types of lumps and lesions of the hand, but there are many more. If you have a lump or lesion of the hand and aren’t sure what it is, please contact us.

Ganglion cysts

Characterized by a round mass that is filled with a jelly-like fluid, ganglion cysts are benign soft tissue lumps that commonly appear along the tendons or joints of the wrists or hands, but they may also develop in the ankles. Ganglion cysts are caused when fluid leaks from the joints, and if left untreated may cause stiffness and more limited motion. 

Giant cell tumor

The cause of giant cell tumors is unknown, but may be due to overactivity of the parathyroid glands. These tumors are non-cancerous, but can still be harmful by destroying nearby bone. They typically appear on the middle or index finger and are characterized by a hard, solid mass that makes bending the finger difficult or painful. Surgery is usually the best option for giant cell tumors. 

Epidermal inclusion cyst

An epidermal inclusion cyst is a benign tumor filled with keratin. It can sometimes appear where there was previously a wound such as a cut. Although they are typically painless, they can become inflamed and irritated, and many individuals also dislike their appearance and would prefer to have them removed. 


Neuroma are non-cancerous tumors made of nerve cells that can develop after nerve trauma, such as a cut or blow. Neuroma may be painful, tender, or tingling when touched, and when they are severe enough, they may even limit the use of the hand. Some neuroma improve over time, but those that develop close to joints and remain painful may require surgical attention.  


A fibroma is a benign lump that can greatly range in size and severity. Some will not bother the individual at all, while others can greatly impair one’s daily life. Although fibromas are slow-growing, they do often continue to increase in size — some even growing so large that they encompass an entire finger. Discomfort is also felt when they are touched or if pressure is applied to them. Fibroma lumps are more common in men than women, and typically develop in adults of middle age and older.  


A lipoma is a characterized by a lump of non-cancerous fat cells. Although they are widely believed to be harmless, they may grow so large that movement in the hand or wrist is impaired. 

Finding an experienced specialist

If you have a lump or lesion on your hand or wrist that’s bothering you, visit a hand surgeon specialist at Regency to find out what your condition is. We will help you determine the best treatment option. Treatment for any condition of the hands and fingers should only be performed by a qualified surgeon who has been trained to understand the complexities of the ligaments, tendons, muscles, bones, nerves, skin, joints, and blood vessels of the hand, and who has plenty of experience in correcting the issues that can affect them. At Regency Specialties, we are extremely proud to have such hand surgeon specialists in our practice.  

Why choose Regency Specialties?

Regency Specialties includes an outstanding team of hand surgeons. Our goal is to deliver the highest level of care and availability with the top specialists in Arizona. As a patient-centric practice that values each and every individual we see, we promise the very best service and results.

We keep your safety and wellbeing in mind at all times, and you will feel completely welcome from the moment you enter our door to your very last follow-up appointment. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call 623-243-9077 or contact us online. We look forward to hearing from you.

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