A Baker's cyst is a swelling in the area behind the knee joint. A Baker's cyst is also known as a popliteal cyst. The cyst is filled with fluid. Baker's cysts are most common in women and in people over the age of 40.
Signs and symptoms of a Baker's cyst include
- knee pain,
- joint stiffness,
- a lump behind the knee,
- swelling behind the knee, and
- a tight feeling behind the knee.
Other associated symptoms can include
- popping, creaking, or locking felt in the knee joint, and
- pain in the lower leg.
Causes of a Baker's cyst
Inflammation of the knee, often due to an underlying cause such as gout or other types of arthritis, causes a Baker's cyst.
Other baker's cyst symptoms and signs
- Joint Stiffness
- Knee Pain
- Lump Behind the Knee
- Pain in the Lower Leg
- Popping, Creaking, or Locking of the Knee Joint
- Swelling Behind the Knee
- Tight Feeling Behind the Knee
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