Baker's Cyst historical posts April 1998

Bakers Cyst

Posted by Anthony on April 13, 1998 at 10:13:25:

Is there anyway to take care of this without surgery? I am a runner and do not want to go through the long recovery (or surgery). Will it get worse? What will happen if I don't have the surgery done? Please help. Thanks.


Baker's cyst

Posted by Shelly on April 13, 1998 at 18:40:21:

My son has had a bakers cyst for about a year and a half.He is six and a half years old.I was told it is nothing to worry about.
I have heard it is unusual for a child to have a bakers cyst,is this true ?
He has never had any knee injuries and is only as active as any other boy his age.
He was having pain in his knees before the cyst came.Could this be a sign of arthritis ?
So far he hasn't complained about pain , but he said it does hurt when he squats down.


Re: Bakers Cyst

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 15, 1998 at 10:02:43:

In Reply to: Bakers Cyst posted by Anthony on April 13, 1998 at 10:13:25:

Dear Anthony,

Once the cyst is there simply removing the cause may not get it to go away. You may still have to have the surgery. However, dealing with the causes PRIOR to surgery would greatly speed up the healing after the surgery and prevent any recurrence.

A Bakers Cyst is one of the typical things that happen when the pressure inside the joint is increased by total body bracing (especially in an athletic person). If you don't know what I mean by "bracing" write again.

Walt



Re: Baker's cyst

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 15, 1998 at 15:20:35:

In Reply to: Baker's cyst posted by Shelly on April 13, 1998 at 18:40:21:

Dear Shelly,

It IS unusual for a child that age because it takes years of increased pressure in the joint (from total body bracing) to accumulate to the point that this can happen. The only other factor would be the genetic susceptibility to this kind of damage and we still don't know how to determine that yet.

See my response to another Baker's cyst yesterday.

Get a copy of "Meditation With Children" by Deborah Rozman, first printed in 1975 & reprinted many times since then. He needs to practice this new found skill at least 20 minutes twice a day for the rest of his life.

He is very likely to have many more serious stress-related conditions as he gets older unless this Baker's Cyst is seen as a message.

Walt



Re: Bakers Cyst,Bracing

Posted by Anthony on April 16, 1998 at 06:42:44:

In Reply to: Re: Bakers Cyst posted by Walt Stoll on April 15, 1998 at 10:02:43:

Walt,
What is Bracing???????



Re: Bakers Cyst,Bracing

Posted by Bill on April 16, 1998 at 23:07:32:

In Reply to: Re: Bakers Cyst,Bracing posted by Anthony on April 16, 1998 at 06:42:44:

Hi Anthony,

For a brief but good description of bracing, check out Dr Stoll's article on fibromyositis on this website.

Bill


Re: Bakers Cyst,Bracing

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 17, 1998 at 12:04:13:

In Reply to: Re: Bakers Cyst,Bracing posted by Anthony on April 16, 1998 at 06:42:44:

Dear Anthony,

Chronic stress-effect (fight of flight) storage in the hypothalamus keeps our systems READY all the time. The chapter in my book about this goes into detail. If you were ready to run or fight (but not actually running OR fighting) you can imagine how your muscles would be: BRACED.

Our systems are like someone sitting at the stop light with one foot on the brake & one on the gas. We are not actually running or fighting but that is only because everyone would think we were crazy if we went dashing out of the room or punched out the stressor when it happened. SO, we just keep a lot of muscle tension in our muscles all the time (bracing).

To know how to discharge bracing, one must understand how it accumulates & how that relates to discharging it.

Walt



alternative treatment for baker's cyst

Posted by khay on April 20, 1998 at 19:17:08:

Is there an alternate treatment for a baker's cyst located behind the knee. Have had it about 10 years. It is sensitive to the touch. Taking alternative treatment for arthritis. Would rather not have surgery. Had several referrals. Thought was an aneursym, now solid mass. Told a baker's cyst 10 years ago. Thanks for your help.



Re: alternative treatment for baker's cyst

Posted by Walt Stoll on April 22, 1998 at 12:52:46:

In Reply to: alternative treatment for baker's cyst posted by khay on April 20, 1998 at 19:17:08:

Dear Khay,

With a Baker's Cyst of this maturity, the only thing I know is surgery.

HOWEVER, Baker's Cyst is known to be caused by the same mechanisms that cause arthritis. This is such an easy condition to prevent & reverse that you should learn about what to do so as to prevent recurrence.

Walt


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