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- A baker’s cyst is a fluid-filled cyst that causes a bulge and a feeling of tightness behind the knee. The pain can worsen if you bend or fully straighten your knee, or if you are active.
A baker’s cyst, also called a popliteal cyst (Pop-luh-TEE-ul), is usually the result of a problem with the knee joint, such as arthritis or a torn cartilage. Both of these conditions can cause your knee to produce too much fluid, which can lead to a Baker’s cyst. Baker’s cyst Treatment in Nizamabad
Although a Baker’s cyst can cause swelling and make you feel uncomfortable, treating the likely underlying problem will usually help.
In some cases, a baker’s cyst won’t cause pain and you may not even notice it. If you have signs and symptoms, these could include:
- Swelling behind the knee and sometimes in the leg
- Knee pain
- Stiffness and inability to fully bend the knee
A lubricating fluid called synovial fluid (sih-NO-vee-ul) helps your leg vibrate smoothly and reduces friction between the moving parts of your knee. Baker’s cyst Treatment in Nizamabad
But sometimes the knee creates too much synovial fluid, causing fluid to collect in an area behind the knee (popliteal bursa), causing a baker’s cyst. This can happen due to:
Inflammation of the knee joint, such as that seen in different types of arthritis
A knee injury, like a tear in the cartilage.