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Posted by Penny on March 13, 2003 at 20:33:57:

I went to the archives and all I read was 'pain can be felt down the leg' which I already know, but can it be felt in the foot also? Can the pain come on for no reason? My lump behind my knee swells up and hurts maybe 4x a year. Why is this happening?



Re: another bakers cyst question (Archive in functional anatomy.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on March 14, 2003 at 09:21:05:

In Reply to: another bakers cyst question posted by Penny on March 13, 2003 at 20:33:57:

Hi, Penny.

The distribution of pain is totally dependent upon the anatomy of the area where the "cyst" is. If it is beside a nerve the pain will be wherever that nerve goes. If it is beside an artery, vein, ligament, etc.......

Take a look at a good anatomy atlas and you can see which structures might be pressed upon depending upon where YOUR "cyst" is.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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