New to the boards and just today was diagnosed with a bakers cyst by my orthopedist. I noticed a bulge a few months ago, but no pain. Since then I have sort of made a joke of my "tumor", thinking it was a cramping muscle, something similar to a "charlie horse".
Well, after reading up on the 'net, I'm now a little afraid of what it means. I am scheduled for an MRI in about a week to see if there is a tear in the miniscus. I have never had surgery and always try to avoid it at all costs...
I am an avid runner and cyclist... just wondering if anyone has had a baker's cyst that has ruptured and could give some advice.... does physical exercise "provoke" it to burst? Has anyone had one drained successfully (without recurrence)?
Now that I think back to my track and soccer days in high school, I think I may have had it then too, but never gave it much thought...
any info would be appreciated!