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Baker’s or popliteal cyst
I've had mine for over 3 years now! Why won't it burst, or something?! Very frustrating.
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Good morning @terryescobar, 3 years is quite a long time. Have you had any guided imaging while the Baker's Cyst was being drained? If so…..then you will see the contact the Baker's Cyst makes with the inside of your knee and how it fills with fluid. When that happens it pushes other tissues in the knee out of the way…..creating a painful disturbance. I had the guided imaging two weeks ago before a trip to Texas. After getting an MFR session, on the following day I massaged the knee and pushed the fluid out myself. I followed the "Chris" massage with ice packs and masked it with medical cannabis.
I still had to use my cane and beg forgiveness for not going out to dinner with the family. So, it is time to look at surgical options. I will do that on June 25th. As far as I know, repair surgery is the only way to get rid of the Baker's Cyst if there is a meniscus tear.
Here is a discussion from the Mayo Clinic about how synovial fluid builds up. Please note that if the cause is arthritis, it may be possible to avoid surgery. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/bakers-cyst/diagnosis-treatment/drc-20369955
I will look for the images so I can upload them for you. Give me some time. I am not the most organized person in this world.
May you have peace and comfort.
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