A few days ago, a hard immobile bump appeared on the back of my hand (barely seen but very obviously felt). Technically it may have been there a bit longer, but I usually notice things like this. Anyways, it is on the metacarpal of the pointer finger, and wraps around the side of the bone on the "thumb" side. It's about midway between the wrist and knuckle, making me thing it probably isn't a ganglion cyst. It causes very slight discomfort when I pull my finger toward my palm and is not affected by any wrist movement.
What I was reading online said that ganglion cysts are associated with joints, which is why I was thinking another direction (I'm quite familiar with anatomy so I know it's on the neck of the bone), but of course I could definitely be wrong.
What is typically used to diagnose? Thank you so much for your response!
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