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Dr. Michael Patney
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What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

What is a treatment and relief for bakers cyst?

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. ...Read more

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Cyst (Definition)

A cyst is a structure or mass that consists of a cellular lined sac. It is typically filled with fluid but may be filled with solid material. It can be congenital, traumatic, or acquired. They may develop nearly anywhere in the body and usually require complete excision for eradication or they are likely to recur. Fluid filled sacs that are not cellular lined ...Read more


Dr. Troy Reyna
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What is the treatment for a bakers cyst?

What is the treatment for a bakers cyst?

Depends: A baker cyst is a cyst on the posterior knee area. If symptomatic it can be aspirated and/or surgically removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Cynthia Lu
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What. Treatment is best for a bakers cyst?

What. Treatment is best for a bakers cyst?

Please see a doctor: If the cyst is very large and causes a lot of pain, your doctor may use the following treatments: your doctor may inject a corticosteroid medication, but it doesn't always prevent recurrence of the cyst. Your doctor may drain the fluid from the knee joint using a needle. Cold compression wrap and crutches may help reduce pain and swelling. Gentle range-of-motion and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Berg
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Bakers cyst treatment ice or heat?

Bakers cyst treatment ice or heat?

Bakers cyst: Depends on the patient age. Young kids can usually just observe. Often goes away. Others usually means something wrong in knee causing increased fluid accumulation, often arthritis or meniscal tears. Usual treatment is aimed at treating the source of the excessive fluid in the knee. Often surgery for meniscal tears. Often antiinflammatories, injections and/ or surgery for arthritis. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Could a "partially ruptured bakers cyst" cause pain down to heel? And what is the treatment for that?

Could a "partially ruptured bakers cyst" cause pain down to heel? And what is the treatment for that?

Yes it could: When you rupture a baker cyst, the fluids go down by gravity into the calf muscle and sometime cause pain in the calf muscles area. ...Read more

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
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Bakers cyst +ve for past 5 month, blood reports, CBC, Hb, ESR, Alkaline phosphate, Calcium, Phosphorous normal, Xray normal. what's the treatment?

 Bakers cyst +ve for past 5 month, blood reports, CBC, Hb, ESR, Alkaline phosphate, Calcium, Phosphorous normal, Xray normal. what's the treatment?

Arthritis treatment.: The reason it is "Baker's" and not "Information Technologist Cyst" is that bakers were on their knees, caused irritation of the knee joint and the fluid pushed out of the joint like an inflated balloon. Treatment of the underlying inflammation helps (can involve draining the fluid and injecting steroids). ...Read more

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Dr. Carol van der Harst
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I have had knee surgery an i had a busted bakers cyst .. I need some therapy things i could do to get me back to working out?

I have had knee surgery an i had a busted bakers cyst .. I need some  therapy  things i could do to get me back to working out?

Depends: If the injury to the knee capsule (bakers cyst) causes a feeling of instability, therapy should begin with range of motion and stability exercise. If you are experiencing pain, water therapy, heat , ultrasound or laser therapy should help. Good luck with your rehabilitation. Don't try running or impact work outs until your knee has control and strength. ...Read more

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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Are there good natural treatments for baker's cyst?

Are there good natural treatments for baker's cyst?

Not as far I Know: Baker cyst, come out from the joint sequence to injury to the joint. It is a mechanical problem. The joint disease have addressed for the cyst to go away. Good luck. Thanks you. ...Read more

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Dr. Francine Yep
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What a baker cyst?

What a baker cyst?

Pocket of fluid: A baker's cyst is a pocket of fluid that can develop behind your knee when your knee is hurt like arthritis or a cartilage tear. You can feel pain or tightness. Treatment depends on what's causing it. Please talk with your doc about what to do next. ...Read more

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Baker's Cyst (Definition)

Swelling behind the knee that is composed of a membrane-lined sac filled with synovial fluid and is associated with certain joint disorders (as arthritis). The baker cyst is named after the british physician who "discovered" them. Generally harmless and necessitate being removed when they are bothersome (in essence, ...Read more


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