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Posted by Enie on April 08, 2002 at 23:47:03:

Dr. Stoll:Why is a MRI needed if a Baker's cyst has already been diagnosed? What doI do to prevent Bc from recurring?
Already tried PT, Strecthes , ice ,elevating the knee after work . Teach all day and have to be onmy fet all day. The thought of MRI is frightening, I'm claustrophobic. Please answer.



Re: Baker's cyst, MRI and rebounding

Posted by Lexee on April 09, 2002 at 05:24:34:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Enie on April 08, 2002 at 23:47:03:

Ernie, I too was diagnosed with a Baker's cyst.... they used the doppler machine to diagnose it. But they also suggested an MRI because they thought there might be something hidden behind it which they couldn't see.

Much to my surprise they did the MRI ONLY on my knee area. I was told the newer machines can do smaller areas without your whole body going through it like they did years ago. The MRI machine they used on me was no longer than 1'-2' long, and the rest of my body was just laying on a regular bed like table. Only about 6"-9" above and below my knee was actually under the machine. It was so relaxing, I fell asleep on the table! I too had been apprehensive of having an MRI, but it was nothing like I had imagined it would be.

I use rebounding (bouncing on a trampoline) for about 6 min. a day...... 3 sessions of 2 min. each on a small trampoline I keep in my hallway. It feels great. Look up "rebounding" in the archives on this web site to learn more about it. I don't know if I still have the baker's cyst or not, but since I've been rebounding, I have absolutely no pain in that area any longer. BTW, the didn't find anything behind the cyst.



Re: Baker's cyst

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 09, 2002 at 10:58:54:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Enie on April 08, 2002 at 23:47:03:

Hi, Ernie.

Many people with a Baker's also have internal damage to the knee joint from the bracing that always attends to this condition. That is what the MRI is for.

Walt

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Re: Baker's cyst, MRI and rebounding (Archive in knee.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 10, 2002 at 09:23:37:

In Reply to: Re: Baker's cyst, MRI and rebounding posted by Lexee on April 09, 2002 at 05:24:34:

Thanks, Lexee.

Walt

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