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Posted by Sharon on July 26, 2003 at 21:27:08:

After having arthosopic surgery on my knee in Nov. of 2000, I was told I had a Baker's Cyst. I've had the series of three injections for my knee problem and that has helped quite bit. However, the Baker's Cyst gives me much more pain and discomfort that any bone on bone pain I may have in my knee. The doctor's do not want to remove the Baker's Cyst as they say it causes more consequences and the result can be worse than living with the pain. A friend of mine finally convinced a doctor to remove his Baker's Cyst and he was 9 months in recovery, with many visits back to the hospital and IV's for infections. This scares me quite a bit, yet the pain is sometimes unbearable.
I have pain going down into the calf of my leg and sometimes in the upper thigh area as well as having to limp when I walk. Has anyone out there heard of MAGNET THERAPY?



Re: Baker's Cyst

Posted by Gen on July 26, 2003 at 23:04:34:

In Reply to: Baker's Cyst posted by Sharon on July 26, 2003 at 21:27:08:

Wrap castor oil packs over the cyst. If it's small enough soak a thick pad with it and apply. Leave on overnight without a heating pad or for 1-2 hours with a heating pad.
Good luck.

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Posted by Walt Stoll on July 27, 2003 at 07:58:12:

In Reply to: Baker's Cyst posted by Sharon on July 26, 2003 at 21:27:08:

Hi, Sharon.

Magnet Therapy might just help.

However, serious SR I know will help in the long run and dealing with the intra-articular damage will also surely help. That means underwater exercise, glucosamine sulphate 750 milligrams twice a day and at least 3000 milligrams of omega 3 fish oils twice a day to start.

Every community with an indoor pool has had classes in underwater exercise (up to the mid chest) for years.

In my opinion, surgical removal of a Baker's is almost always an exercise in futility unless the surgeon goes to the bother of repairing the rent that is causing the leakage.

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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