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I have a lump behind my knee and my doctor says its a bakers cyst, but I have pain radiating up my calf and slo down to my foot. Could it be a clot?

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Dr. LUIS IRIZARRY
Family Medicine
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In brief: Calf pain

Baker cyst & DVT (blood clot) is diagnosed by ultrasound.
Baker rarely needs surgery. Treatment is with oral pain meds (motrin , tylenol). Sometimes phy therapy. May help. Pain may radiate to calf (specially if rupture). Ortho if very large or very painful (in order to find cause - ie cartilage damage, infection etc), they may consider drainage & rarely surgery. Good prognosis.

In brief: Calf pain

Baker cyst & DVT (blood clot) is diagnosed by ultrasound.
Baker rarely needs surgery. Treatment is with oral pain meds (motrin , tylenol). Sometimes phy therapy. May help. Pain may radiate to calf (specially if rupture). Ortho if very large or very painful (in order to find cause - ie cartilage damage, infection etc), they may consider drainage & rarely surgery. Good prognosis.
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