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Baker's cyst

Posted by
Fred on April 04, 2001 at 10:32:49:

I couldn't find an answer to my question in your articles and other peoples questions. I recently ruptured a baker's cyst. What is the treatment now? Thank you



Re: Baker's cyst

Posted by Krispy on April 04, 2001 at 22:02:08:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Fred on April 04, 2001 at 10:32:49:

A year ago, I hyperextended by leg skiing. For a few minutes, I felt severe paid on the outside of my leg, just below the knee. From that day on I experienced radiating discomfort from this area down the outside of my leg and on the top and side of my foot. I found it difficult to sleep because there was no comfortable position. It also prevented my knee from bending easily for about 8 months. After that I was relatively pain free. Thinking it had been a tendon or ligament tear, I felt that it had healed. But about 6-8 weeks later I woke up one day to find that it hurt again, and this time the pain was behind my knee, too. I do not believe I had done anythng to reinjure it as I was not doing any strenuous exercise. But the pain has gradually increased to this radiating discomfort now 100% of the time (not just when lying down). I went to a neurologist, physical therapist and chiroprator. Knee strength tests have checked out, x-ray shows nothing abnormal, and nerve tests are ok, too. I was given methyl-predisolone as a antiinflammatory, and also Neurotin. Neither one of these have had any effect whatsoever. I feel confident this must be a nerve problem because of this radiating pain. Back injury has also been ruled out. Reading about Bakers cysts on your site has me wondering if a possible tear and a newly occuring arthritic condition in my fingers as of this year could make this all a coincidence making a arthritis connection. I am now headed to an orthopedic doctor in a few days. I read on your site that a Baker's cyst can be felt by a competent doctor. Should the doctor be able to feel it if there is a cyst pressing on the nerve or can a ligament or tendon be pressing on the nerve because of scar tissue. I am starting to feel like this is a car with an electrical glich. Does this seem typical of a knee injury? or a Baker's cyst? or a damaged nerve?



Re: Baker's cyst

Posted by
PEGGY MCPHERSON on April 05, 2001 at 19:35:17:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's cyst posted by Krispy on April 04, 2001 at 22:02:08:


I HAVE A BAKERS CYST ON THE BACK OF MY RIGHT KNEE. COULD YOU TELL ME IF A DOCTOR COULD DRAIN THIS WITHOUT CUTTING THE SKIN OPEN? THANK YOU FOR YOUR ANSWER

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Re: Baker's cyst

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 06, 2001 at 09:34:41:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Fred on April 04, 2001 at 10:32:49:

Hi, Fred, Krispy and Peggy.

All of your questions are answered in the Baker's archives. Do not let the volume of information discourage you from reading it. You need to understand the problem to deal with it anyhow. No one else is likely to give you this information and it is here for the reading.

Walt



Re: Baker's cyst...All the answers arent in the archive, Im sorry

Posted by Lauren on April 07, 2001 at 00:57:31:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's cyst posted by Walt Stoll on April 06, 2001 at 09:34:41:

Fred, I searched to and there was nothing on ruptured cysts. All I learned from the archives is that the 'pain of a bakers cyst goes down the leg'. Thats it. There is nothing to worry about with the rupture, your body will absorb the synovial fluid and it may be quite painful for awhile. This is not a medical emergency. But if you have any problems, certainly see your doctor.



Re: Baker's cyst...All the answers aren't in the archive, I'm sorry (Look!)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2001 at 13:36:27:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's cyst...All the answers arent in the archive, Im sorry posted by Lauren on April 07, 2001 at 00:57:31:

Lauren,

IF most conventional docs WOULD explain things, a lot fewer would end up asking on the internet.

THe precise answers, to what you say is not in the archives, IS in there if one takes the time to read everything. I KNOW that it is not possible for all the knowledge of the universe to be there but I, personally, choose what to archive by the remote possiblity that it has not yet been SPECIFICALLY covered on the BB before. I remember covering exactly what you have listed here & archiving it.

I can understand someone being daunted by the volume of many of the archives but your title says that you want even more listed.

Like the wise man once said: "You can't please everybody!"

Take the time to USE the archives and stop wanting me to do it for you. You are the one with the problem and I am trying to field more than 100 requests a day.

If you CAN get a rational explanation from your doc, more power to you.

Walt



Re: Baker's cyst...

Posted by marnita on April 14, 2001 at 11:01:56:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's cyst...All the answers aren't in the archive, I'm sorry (Look!) posted by Walt Stoll on April 08, 2001 at 13:36:27:

IN 99 my legs started to hurt me I went to my doctor I was than told that I had fibromylagia.
NO trouble I took the meds than both of my legs behind my knees started to swell I was than told to stay off of my feet for a week to make a long story short in march o1 I went to my doctor in tears because my legs hurt so bad he said he would do an xray it showed nothing two days later I went back to him and ask him if he could do something eles he sent me for an ultrasound it showed baker cyst behind both of my knees I was told by my doctor that I have to have surgery on both knees not only because of fixing the leakage also my doctor said that I have major nerves and arteries damange and it has to be fixed my qoestion to you is this my legs hurt so bad at times that I want to cut them off after 2years of telling my doctor he does an ultra sound in this 2 years my legs have gotten worse do other people right to you with the same trouble that I am having



Re: Baker's cyst... (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 16, 2001 at 08:54:23:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's cyst... posted by marnita on April 14, 2001 at 11:01:56:

Hi, Marnita.

Bracing begats fibromyalgia. Fibromyalgia begats arthritis. Arthritis begats Baker's.

Walt

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