What treatment was effective for your Baker's cyst?
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What is the treatment for a Baker cyst?
Baker cysts often resolve with aspiration (removal) of excess knee
fluid in conjunction with cortisone injection. Medications
are sometimes given to relieve pain and inflammation.
When cartilage tears or other internal knee problems are
associated, physical therapy or surgery can be the best treatment option. During a surgical
operation, the surgeon can remove the swollen tissue
(synovium) that leads to the cyst formation. This is most commonly done with arthroscopic surgery. Physical therapy is often done in the recovery period.