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Posted by Aileen on January 14, 2001 at 18:02:23:

Ive read everything on Bakers Cyst and did not find the answer to my question in the archives, so here I am...Can the bakers cyst flutuate in size, like one week there being a bulge, the following week, the bulge is almost gone, then it comes back again, etc etc.? Can it disappear for good? Thank you



Re: Bakers Cyst..answer not in archives

Posted by
dryfly on January 16, 2001 at 02:23:37:

In Reply to: Bakers Cyst..answer not in archives posted by Aileen on January 14, 2001 at 18:02:23:

Aileen,

I have had brief periods with Bakers Cyst which in my case was an inflamation on the back side of my leg behind the knee cap. My case was very transitory and yes the level of swelling depended on the trauma that was experienced. The feeling on mine is that trauma in the area of the knee cap (Patella -speeling?)created inflammation which shows up on the back of the leg because the fluid has no where else to go. The swelling subsided immediately because I eased up on my running. Of course I wouldn't have any idea what is causing your problem but based on my experience one thing to look for is complications stemming from the knee which in turn may be caused in turn by foot kinematics (motion).
Do you every have knee pain, difficulty getting up from a sitting or squatting position, or significant stiffness in your legs - these can all be related (in my opinion) with one another and with Bakers cyst.

Best regards



Re: Bakers Cyst..answer not in archives

Posted by Walt Stoll on January 16, 2001 at 08:26:05:

In Reply to: Bakers Cyst..answer not in archives posted by Aileen on January 14, 2001 at 18:02:23:

Hi, Aileen.

The answer to all of your questions is yes.

As you can see, from the archives, this is NOT a true cyst but a leakage from the joint which depends on the leakage of the rent and the inflammation of the basic arthritic causes.

Hope this helps.

Walt



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