Within the last couple of months I developed what I believe to be a ganglion cyst on my left wrist. This followed a couple of months after my changing strings to a type that prompted me to use greater pressure with the fingers of my left hand. (I used to use Thomastiks..but economic times have driven me to use DRs now.) I think the problem isn't really with the strings ...rather it is with me and I need to psychologically overcome the urge to press down so hard on the strings, they don't really require that much pressure. I need to practice being much more relaxed with my left hand anyhow.
But I wonder how common a problem this is. Have other mandolinists also found themselves developing ganglion cysts...and what have they done about it if they have?
Also, a warning to others to look after their carpal tunnels by not stressing their wrists through pressing down hard on strings.