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Posted by
barbara [15.209] on January 15, 2005 at 07:15:27:

In reading all your info re bakers cysts,i didnt see any mention of the tremendous pain when the cyst ruptures. ive had this happen twice, the 2nd time it entailed a trip to the hospital by ambulance, since i fainted from the pain and my blood pressure fell very low. they did a sonogram and confirmed the knee was full of fluid from the cyst rupturing. what causes this intense pain when it ruptures?



Re: bakers cyst Why the pain? Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll [9.1465] on January 16, 2005 at 06:32:30:

In Reply to: bakers cyst posted by barbara [15.209] on January 15, 2005 at 07:15:27:

Hi, Barbara.

The knee joint is built to contain the high pressures but the surrounding tissues are not. If the capsule springs a leak, the high pressure synovial fluid puts pressure on nerves, veins, arteries, fascia and muscles outside the joint. THAT is what causes the pain.

Walt

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