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Baker's cysit both leg's

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:15 pm
by ajohnson
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.
Alan

Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:06 pm
by ValleyForge
Why are you not riding?

Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:00 pm
by foo on patrol
It doesn't stop you from riding! I have a 3cm at last measurement and take a Voltaren 25mg before a ride. :idea:

Foo

Re: Baker's cyst both leg's

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 4:25 pm
by ValleyForge
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.

Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:45 pm
by ajohnson
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.

Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:20 pm
by ValleyForge
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.

Re: Baker's cysit both leg's

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 3:14 pm
by ajohnson
Thanks for the advice it helps a lot.