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ruptured Baker's cyst
catsaremyblanket posted:
An ultrasound revealed that I had a ruptured Baker's cyst, 4 centimeters in length. I have been in pain for over a week now. I can't take NSEDs because I have EERD. My rheumatologist is hesitating to shoot me up with cortisone, in hopes the cyst will resolve itself. I'm having such difficulty walking; I don't feel safe on the street. At work, I'm not able to perform as usual. My job involves a lot more racing about than I had ever noticed before my injury. How long could this pain last?

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What Should I do about my ruptured Baker's cyst
  • use vacation days to rest at home with my knee elevated
  • Go on proton pump inhibitors and take the NSEDs
  • get the shot of cortisone
  • get an MRI to rule out underling soft tissue damage
  • have the cyst removed.
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atti_editor responded:
Hi catsaremyblanket,

I am sorry that you are in so much pain. Here is some information on baker's cysts that you may find helpful. It includes some options for home treatment that might try. Have you spoken with your doctor about any pain management options that are available to you?

Best wishes,
1bakerscyst responded:
It has been 8 weeks since my ruptured baker's cyst. The MRI showed no problems in my knee. The night it happened I was in so much pain and had lots of swelling. I could not walk for several days. At 6 weeks it felt better but was not healed. At 8 weeks after a busy day at work getting up and down out of my chair it is swollen and painful once again. Can you please share your story with me? I can not find any information about recovery.

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