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An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts???

Posted by
RocketHealer Jim++ on March 27, 1999 at 23:57:40:

Anyone know if there is an epidemic of Baker's Cysts?

Or perhaps is it that the diagnostic equipment has improved so that now they are detected when looking for other problems?

Or is this a "hip" problem lately?

Or does someone has a really HOT link to Walt's site that draws in all the Baker's Cysts sufferers?

It just seems to me that we are getting a preponderance of Baker's Cyst sufferers lately. Where there's smoke, there's probably some FIRE!

I did a little web searching on Baker's Cysts and found several sites talking about them as usually being no problem, that they go away on your own if you "limit activities such as squatting or kneeling. Applying ice several times a day for 20 minutes at a time during the first few days and wrapping your knee with an elastic bandage also reduce swelling." They say that surgery is rarely necessary, and that "Aspiration will decrease cyst size but generally the cyst recurs." So just looking at some medical Q/A web sites suggests that Baker's Cysts are no real big deal.

But I sense differently from the people who show here seeking answers (why we're here :-)



Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts???

Posted by Cassandra on March 28, 1999 at 01:03:47:

In Reply to: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on March 27, 1999 at 23:57:40:

I was thinking the same thing, must be the time of year. :) Mine hasnt caused me leg pain in weeks, but its still there. An ace bandage didnt work for me, made it worse. Ice helped when it was hurting. A week ago I had sharp pain in the cyst. Any reason why this wpould b Dr Stoll? Its gone now, thought it was rupturing.



Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? (OF COURSE!) ARCHIVE under stress.

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 28, 1999 at 12:09:33:

In Reply to: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on March 27, 1999 at 23:57:40:

Hi, RocketHealer Jim.

OF COURSE, there is an epidemic of Baker's Cysts, just like there is of thyroid conditions, hyperactivity in kids, asthma, allergies, colitis, arthritis, eczema, unreaoning agression in kids------I could go on for hours.

Just this week it was announced that stress during pregnancy produces children with learning disabilities, agressive behavior, poorer health in general, etc. Smoking during pregnancy produces criminality in the offspring all through adulthood. What does the profession think is going on????

NOW, the real question is: "Is all this due to the human species suddenly beginning to evolve into a new something?" OR, much more likely: Have the environmental burdens finally reached the limit for a large % of the population? The edge of the cliff is upon us!

Few people could read my book & not start having an appreciation for what is happening. Most of the authors in the bibliography in the book have come to the same conclusions.

Thanks for bringing it up. I know YOU understand it but the more often it is brought up, the more people will begin to wonder why THEY are not well.

Walt



Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts???

Posted by
susan on March 28, 1999 at 20:09:18:

In Reply to: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on March 27, 1999 at 23:57:40:


Oh, boy, I almost hate to go back to this topic again. But about wrapping the cyst--probably a bad idea. I put on a knee brace and it made it feel a lot worse. The orth. doctor told me not to wrap it, too. It puts pressure on the cyst--OUCH! There is so much conflicting information about that little guy (the cyst); but I think the physicians are not thinking or doing much about the cysts these days. They are trying to treat the underlying cause.



Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts???

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 29, 1999 at 08:33:35:

In Reply to: Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by Cassandra on March 28, 1999 at 01:03:47:

Hi, Cassandra.

I thought I had posted several times that any pressure (a.k.a. ace bandage) would make a Baker's Cust hurt more. What "professional" suggested an ace bandage????

Look at the link below to get an idea about the mechanics of Baker's. You can also go to the archives.

Walt



That was no Professional!...

Posted by
RocketHealer Jim++ on March 29, 1999 at 11:02:23:

In Reply to: Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by Walt Stoll on March 29, 1999 at 08:33:35:

About the Ace bandage recommendation, that was no "professional" but someting I found on a web site: "Applying ice several times a day for 20 minutes at a time during the first few days and wrapping your knee with an elastic bandage also reduces swelling."

Obviously not ALL the medical advice you can find on the web is as *good* as you get when you Ask Walt Stoll! :-)



Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts???

Posted by Cassandra on March 30, 1999 at 02:08:05:

In Reply to: Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by Walt Stoll on March 29, 1999 at 08:33:35:

I went to AMDOC of America on AOL, and a dr there (your in a 1 on 1 chat with a doctor) to use an ace bandage. I did, and I took it off after 20 mins. It hurt, made the leg pain much worse too.



Re: That was no Professional!...

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 30, 1999 at 10:11:56:

In Reply to: That was no Professional!... posted by RocketHealer Jim++ on March 29, 1999 at 11:02:23:

But I will bet he was "licensed" (grin).

Walt



Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts???

Posted by
Janet Lebert on June 04, 1999 at 10:15:03:

In Reply to: Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by Cassandra on March 28, 1999 at 01:03:47:

The info Ive seen in this homepage has been really informative. Id never heard of this disorder before yesterday when my mom told me she has it. Shes diabetic and hypertensive and therefore was reluctant to do any surgery in Jamaica where we live. Hers has ruptured and causes much pain but all she was told to do was stop taking Natrilix which I think is an antidieuretic.

Any comments /response would be greatly appreciated.



Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts???

Posted by Walt Stoll on June 05, 1999 at 10:34:51:

In Reply to: Re: An Epidemic of Baker's Cysts??? posted by Janet Lebert on June 04, 1999 at 10:15:03:

Hi, Janet.

Have you read the BB entries in the past few months (not yet archived) AND the link below?

I would say that this subject has been exhaustively covered.

Please save me typing it again by looking at ALL the information that is here.

THEN, if you still have questions, write again.

Walt



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