BAKER'S CYST

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    Oct 22, 2014 11:48 PM GMT
    WHAT LEG EXERCISES FOR ONE WITH BAKER'S CYST, INFLAMMATION OF THE KNEE AREA. THANKS
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    Oct 22, 2014 11:58 PM GMT
    Hadn't heard of them until you started posting about it, but it looks like it would be dangerous to do *any* sort of leg exercises with this going on, especially if you have torn cartilage or worse.

    It seems like what you are looking for is medical advice, not fitness advice; I would think only a physician or a physical therapist (who has seen you in person) could give you a safe answer. There are a few medical professionals here who may be able to provide suggestions and common sense, but I'd be very surprised if they didn't agree on at least this point.
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    Oct 23, 2014 12:48 AM GMT
    yetanotherphil saidHadn't heard of them until you started posting about it, but it looks like it would be dangerous to do *any* sort of leg exercises with this going on, especially if you have torn cartilage or worse.

    It seems like what you are looking for is medical advice, not fitness advice; I would think only a physician or a physical therapist (who has seen you in person) could give you a safe answer. There are a few medical professionals here who may be able to provide suggestions and common sense, but I'd be very surprised if they didn't agree on at least this point.

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    I also developed a "Baker's Cyst" due to torn knee cartilage. Have the underlying cause diagnosed and addressed first. If you do have torn cartilage, or some other knee damage, continued exercise will worsen it. Have it medically evaluated ASAP, and suspend your exercise until you are cleared.
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    Oct 27, 2015 7:32 PM GMT
    Try a castor oil pack around the whole knee, either with or without heat [usually a hot water bottle] it depends if you can tolerate the heat, you could always do a compress around the knee while you are asleep but castor oil stains all bedding clothes etc so you would have to wrap the whole area in plastic and maybe use old bedding just incase it leaks through. I dissolved 4 cysts on my eye lids within a few days each, obviously your cyst would be bigger so would take longer, its amazing stuff and hope it works for you, maybe do it for a month and see how you get on with it, let me know how you what happens.
    Look up castor oil pack on google, shows you how to do it.
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    Oct 27, 2015 7:42 PM GMT
    interestingchap saidTry a castor oil pack around the whole knee, either with or without heat [usually a hot water bottle] it depends if you can tolerate the heat, you could always do a compress around the knee while you are asleep but castor oil stains all bedding clothes etc so you would have to wrap the whole area in plastic and maybe use old bedding just incase it leaks through. I dissolved 4 cysts on my eye lids within a few days each, obviously your cyst would be bigger so would take longer, its amazing stuff and hope it works for you, maybe do it for a month and see how you get on with it, let me know how you what happens.
    Look up castor oil pack on google, shows you how to do it.

    Eye lid cysts are not the same as a Baker's cyst behind the knee. A Baker's cyst occurs due to excess synovial fluid accumulation behind the knee because of knee joint iritation, often from damaged cartilage.

    It is not treated effectively through topical means. The source of the knee trouble needs to be addressed.
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    Nov 06, 2015 8:56 PM GMT
    This thread makes me hungry