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Offline bennymac

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exercise with bakers cyst
« on: October 21, 2005, 09:32:48 AM »
I have just been disgnosed with a mild bakers cyst and have been advised to stop running until the specialist can sort it. In the meantime I want to keep fit and wondered if cycling or aqua jogging would exacerbate the problem.  Does anyone have any advice or experience?

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Re: exercise with bakers cyst
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2005, 11:51:56 AM »
Hi Benny ~ I, too, was diagnosed with a Baker's cyst at the time of an injury & resulting MRI last May. I was told it was there because of other injuries to my knee & the accompanying effusion within the knee. To that extent I was told it would most likely resolve on its own once the knee swelling was down.

Since your doctor doesn't know yet what caused the cyst, perhaps you might ask for an MRI to see if that picks up any more than the specialist is able to find right now. See if this website offers any more underderstanding:http://www.jointhealing.com/pages/knee/bakers_cyst_tx.html 

Wishing you well...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.

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Re: exercise with bakers cyst
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2005, 01:28:43 PM »
Ellie, many thanks.  I have appointments set up with my GP and a specialist and will be asking for an MRI scan.  You are right  about something else causing the problem. Even my physio couldnt find it, so a scan hopefully will show something.
I only stopped running last week as the pain was getting too great hence me trying to find alternative ways of keeping fit until the problem is solved.


cheers,

Benny.

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Re: exercise with bakers cyst
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2005, 02:32:27 PM »
Benny ~ I make my own ice packs using quart sized zip lock plastic bags & a combo of water & alcohol (2/3 cup 91% alcohol to 2 cups water. Be sure it's 91%). The mix forms a gel in the freezer that wraps nicely around either back or front of the knee. So I use 2 which I hold in place with a towel & get great coverage. Sure feels good! Please keep us posted about your doctor visit results...Ellie
April, 2005 - ACL rupture, medial meniscus tear within posterior horn to articular surface, abnormal signal within lateral meniscus, partial tear MCL, bone contusions tibia/fibula, Baker's cyst.
No repairs.

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Re: exercise with bakers cyst
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2005, 12:12:15 PM »
Thanks Ellie, I will try that and keep you informed on the doctors visit.

Benny.

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Re: exercise with bakers cyst
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2005, 09:57:33 PM »
I'm new to this and so tried of staying in bed. I hurt my knee in sept but it wasn't hurting that  bad so I thought I brusied the muscle after falling dead on the knee and twisting the left side of the knee. Since then I have been to the doctor who wrapped the knee had me go in for MRI showing arthristis which I just don't understand since I never had a broken bone.

Then I went for a short Monday of last week and masde an appointment to see a specialist but it would be two weeks before this could happen. Saturday I went to bend down and the  knee popped and the pain was so horrible I had no idea it would turn to be baker's cyct. Hospital gave me nothing and wrapped me in a brace and sent me on my way, pain and all.
The swelling started to take over the whole leg down to the anckle and make the three toes numb. Ortho doctor said nothing about whatr happen to me nor did I feel he cared.

My ownh doctor is the one who called me back telling me he believes i had b akers cyct and since it broke open the fluid ran down my leg causing it to burn. So stay in bed leg up, ice pack and pain killer.

What else?

Dixiemartin