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is there a cure or relief from bakers cyst?

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Dr. Guy Fogel
Dr. Guy Fogel answered
Orthopedic Surgery 44 years experience
Yes: The cyst behind the knee comes from excess fluid production in the knee. Usually it is related to a meniscal tear irritating the joint. An MRI scan will reveal the intra-articular problem and an arthroscopic surgery of the knee will allow the baker's cyst to shrink away again.

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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

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Dr. Michael Patney
Orthopedic Surgery 33 years experience
Depends: Bakers cyst is a collection of fluid behind the knee. The fluid is usually extruded from the knee after irritation or injury. They're closely linked to meniscus tears and if this is the case then surgery to repair or remove the tear may cause the cyst to resolve. Sometimes draining the cyst and injecting steroid into it can relieve the symptoms.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you give me some tips for relief from bakers cyst?

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Dr. Janiece Stewart
Sports Medicine 20 years experience
Strengthening: Typically Baker's cyst do not need any treatment. If it is causing pain, anti-inflammatory medication may help. Stretching and strengthening of the muscles surrounding the knee will help. Ultimately, the fluid may need to be drained if causing too much pain.

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