So I have a dilema, and I'll try to keep this quick, I just wanted to get some opinions about this since I have no clue. Back in '08 I had a lump in my hand about the size of a dime, and it was attached to the tendons between my index and middle finger. It turned out to be a ganglion cyst, a buildup up joint fluid so otherwise harmless, but because of it's really weird location(dr. said I'd have to search long and hard to find one like mine), it started putting pressure on the median nerve and hurt like crazy. So I put up with it until my hand started going numb and I started dropping things. So I my DO referred me to a plastic surgeon and I had it taken out. Healing took a LOT longer than I'd wanted, but at least it was done... or was it? beginning of this year I noticed it coming back, so I did what I did before and put up with it until I started going numb and dropping things, and in March I went in to have it taken out again. This time the surgeon said that he also removed a bone spur while he was in there, I thought that was great news because maybe thats why it came back and now that the bone spur is gone, it won't come back, right? wrong. here I am 9 months later and the pain is coming back and I can see the lump again. I have no idea what to do. I trust my surgeon's skill, but the whole time with both surgeries I got nothing but headache from his head nurse. He's only at his office one day a week. This place is a high profile, high class office that seems to be more concentrated on the aesthetic stuff, botox and what-not. I felt like I'd gone into a human chop-shop, get ya in, slice slice then be gone with you. I felt left out in the cold, the pain and swelling went on for months. I did PT but it didn't help, the last time I went in for a follow-up he said "I don't have any answers for you" no one could figure out why I was having such a hard time. and it was very disheartening, especially since it was my dominant hand and I have a TON of responsibilities around here that won't wait around for me to heal. So going into it again, I feel like I'd be a fool to go back to him again, besides to get my file. But then what do I do? I don't know what kind of physician to go to, maybe orthopedic? I'm clueless, and I don't want to find myself as helpless as I was before. I want someone who better understands what is going on and who can help me understand as well.