What is your recommendation to an 88yr. old woman who needs knee replacements and has bakers cysts on the back of the knees - she is afraid of surgery at her age and drainage only offers temp. relief - she is still very active going everyday - driving/walking, etc. - to tell her to stay home would be devastating - hates being alone!!! I've read all the posts - believe in houlistics - know of an excellent chiropractor who has same beliefs - also does acupuncture
Should I provide same nutritional supplementation as is good for arthritis and fibromyalgia? Thanks for your help
Re: Bakers Cyst
Posted by Walt Stoll on February 03, 1999 at 09:47:12:
In Reply to: Bakers Cyst posted by Christine Kane on February 02, 1999 at 08:37:33:
What are the chances that your 88 year old friend would actually practice an effective SR as required?
Glucosamine and the essential oils on the home page of this 'site would help her symptoms a lot but would not prevent the need for surgery at this late date. They might, however, reduce her symptoms enough that she would opt to put off her surgery for a few years more.
She should talk to a lot of people who have had the knee replacements. Few, indeed, would say that they wish they had not had the procedures done.
Give her the information I put together, within the past few days, about "Baker's Cyst Summary" (right here on this BB). Perhaps, when she starts to understand more, her fear will become manageable.