Patient Comments: Baker Cyst - Describe Your Experience

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Comment from: squeakie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 12

I started with a shin splint then horrible knee pain. After a meniscus tear repair, I still have pain and am told it is a Baker's cyst. Mobility is painful, and everyday activity is extremely hard. After 3 doctors no one wants to help me. Physical therapy, icing and stretching have given little relief.

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Comment from: irene, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 05

After wearing moonboot on a fractured foot, my good leg developed a cyst. I had it treated with anti-inflammatory medicines, tramadol and Band-Aid fix. I have limited movement, very painful. I am waiting for an appointment to see a specialist; I can't work.

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Comment from: Miss Vicki, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I am a 58 year old female and I was diagnosed with a Baker's cyst behind my knee about 6 months ago. It was relatively small then but now it's the size of a softball. The pain is too much. Walking is difficult. My knee cap feels like it is being lifted up when I walk and there is grinding of the bone.

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Comment from: 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I am a 58 year old female. I was diagnosed 3 weeks ago with a Baker's cyst. I got a cortisone injection but it only seems to get worse. I am in a lot of pain and it even wakes me up at night. I am taking Motrin, Aleve and Tylenol at times. It dulls the pain a little bit. Walking is very painful. I take my dog for several walks a day and I live on a hill. It is getting extremely hard to keep up with my walking due to the pain.

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Comment from: Princess, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: April 14

I did an MRI and was told I have a small cyst in my knee cap. I have been having pain, swelling and burning sensation in my knee for quite some time.

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Comment from: Norma, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: February 12

I had a meniscus surgery three years ago, and still have issues with the Baker's cyst that was actually bothering me as much as the meniscus tear. Do I assume the cyst is here to stay until I have replacement surgery!

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Comment from: Deb, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 04

This Baker's cyst is extremely painful. I saw an orthopedic doctor and he drained 45 cc but within 2 hours it's back. He injected me with a steroid and MRI does not show a tear. I'm extremely frustrated.

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Comment from: lee, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I went to an orthopedic who described my Baker's cyst as the largest he had ever seen. I started taking gemfibrozil and it kept shrinking. Now, I can walk, run and jump. Earlier I was on a cane and often would fall flat on my face. To me this has been somewhat of a miracle drug. I cannot say it will work for everyone, but it worked for me.

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Comment from: Anonymous, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: October 15

My swelling from my Baker cyst coincided with my first laser hair removal session. After the session, I was playing with a child and bent down with a straight leg. I felt unusual tightness, but moved on. By evening I had pain and swelling behind the knee. It feels like it's a ligament and it hurts a little above the knee, into the hamstring.

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