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Bakers' Cyst

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horselady | 09:43 Mon 16th Oct 2017 | Body & Soul
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Has anyone on here had one of these? Apparently I had one and it popped about 3 weeks ago, pain was really bad at first and although it's eased off, my leg still really aches and even though I can walk slowly, I can't put weight on it when I go down a step, almost fell out of the shower earlier. My question really is, how long should I put up with this before going back to docs?

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My burst Baker's cyst had nothing whatsoever to do with arthritis (which happily I haven't got). I promise you it will get completely better with time - meanwhile, just keep taking the painkillers as and when you feel you need them. Good luck!
10:10 Mon 16th Oct 2017
Don't know if this is of any help to you?
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/bakers-cyst/pages/treatment.aspx
I had a Baker's cyst a few years ago and it was excruciating. Sorry to have to tell you but only time will heal - the pain will lessen week by week but it'll be at least 3 months before you stop noticing it. No point going back to the GP as there is nothing they can do about it.
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Thanks Islay, I did read that the other day but although it says to go back to docs if still having problems, it doesn't say how long you should give it. I think I might ring and chat to doc. Thanks for your link.
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Thanks diddlydo, that's given me some idea, I had a feeling that might be the case. Piggin' painful :-((
It 's not so much the "Baker's Cyst" it is what has caused and underlies it.
It may well be that you have degenerative wear and tear arthritis in your knee to start with and with the disappearance of the cyst, your arthritis remains.
If it were me, i would monitor the situation for a couple of months and take painkillers.
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Thanks sqad, I certainly have all the signs of osteoarthritis in my knees, been achey and creaky for a few years but liveable with up until now.
Yes......that is the problem.
It might be time now to have your knee assessed re. replacement, but that of course is up to you.
My burst Baker's cyst had nothing whatsoever to do with arthritis (which happily I haven't got). I promise you it will get completely better with time - meanwhile, just keep taking the painkillers as and when you feel you need them. Good luck!

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