Baker's cysit both leg's

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Baker's cysit both leg's

Postby ajohnson » Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:15 pm

Two weeks ago I was diagnosed with Baker's cysit in both leg's. has any one had this problem
and if so how long before you can ride again. I have not ridden now for the last two weeks and
I'm starting to climb the walls.
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Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 pm

Why are you not riding?
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Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:00 pm

It doesn't stop you from riding! I have a 3cm at last measurement and take a Voltaren 25mg before a ride. :idea:

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Re: Baker's cyst both leg's

Postby ValleyForge » Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:25 pm

There is actually a reasonable spike in the diagnosis due to middle-aged cyclists and the availability of good quality soft tissue diagnostic ultrasound.
3cm is tiny BTW. Fascinating anatomically where they go.
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Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Postby ajohnson » Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:45 pm

The reason that I'm not riding is the large amount of pain around my knees.
One has ruptured and the other is leaking so just wondering if this has happened to others.

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Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Postby ValleyForge » Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:20 pm

ajohnson wrote:The reason that I'm not riding is the large amount of pain around my knees.
One has ruptured and the other is leaking so just wondering if this has happened to others.

Ahh - that's different. The cysts contain joint fluid (it's like a mucus) and when they rupture, it leaks into the tissue behind the knee. It usually causes a lot of calf swelling as it extends to the top of the calf; also restriction of knee flexion is usual due to pain and tightness.

Overall the cysts are common and usually don't produce any symptoms. The larger they are, the more likely they are to rupture.

I had them in both knees (12 months apart) and they both haemorrhaged first and then ruptured. It took me 12 months to regain my knee flexion. The sonographer and the radiologist had never seen them so big (11cm diameter). Just don't let anyone operate or stick a needle in them.
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Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Postby ajohnson » Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:14 pm

Thanks for the advice it helps a lot.

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