The WAITING ROOM => GENERAL KNEE QUESTIONS and comments (good for new threads) => Topic started by: puzzled71 on January 26, 2009, 10:58:39 PM

Title: Can anybody relate and advise?
Post by: puzzled71 on January 26, 2009, 10:58:39 PM
Hi Guys,

A few months ago I went to the GP because my knee kept on swelling up and I had a tender lump on the back of my knee.
After the consulatation the GP said that I had a Baker's Cyst and gave me some tablets and told me to come back if it got any worse.
I took the tablets but no real change.

Last week I visited my GP, I told him that my knee still swells up and if I sit down for too long I still have trouble straightening my leg.
The lump on the back of the knee is no longer tender but is still prominent.
This time he sent me for an X-Ray which I am still awaiting the results for.

 I have always had very strong calf muscles which when tensed are very defined, however, when I tense the calf on my good leg it is still defined but when I try to tense the muscle on my bad leg I can hardly tense the muscle at all.

Can anybody relate to this?
I will be getting the result of the X-Ray soon but I like to know how many lions are in the lions den before entering!!!
Title: Re: Can anybody relate and advise?
Post by: lady on January 28, 2009, 02:06:27 AM
I wish I could help. I have flair ups with my cyst. It doesn't really bother me much only mildly and when my knee is killing me.
Title: Re: Can anybody relate and advise?
Post by: plantgeek58 on January 28, 2009, 06:59:20 PM
A baker's cyst is usually a sign that there is something wrong elsewhere in the knee joint. X-rays may show if there is joint space narrowing due to arthritis, but they won't show any soft tissue damage and a GP isn't going to be able to accurately diagnose the issue. I'd advise getting a referral to an orthopedic specialist and having him/her send you for an MRI.