What Is the Treatment for a Thumb Cyst?

Ganglion cysts are sacs of fluid around the hand, wrist or thumb that can fade without treatment, but doctors suggest many treatments, including immobilization, aspiration or surgery, according to the Hand Clinic. After treatment, a doctor may suggest that the patient either begin using the joint or immobilize it in a splint or brace. Doctors often schedule check-up appointments to determine if the cyst requires further measures, reports WebMD.