Treating the Underlying Condition
- Meniscus Tears -- An underlying Meniscus Tear my have been caused by a twisting or rotating motion.
- Osteoarthritis -- This condition causes the cartilage in your knee to break down over time.
- Rheumatoid Arthritis -- If you have RA, your knee will be stiff and painful due to swelling.
- Gout -- This condition results in the build up of uric acid crystals in the knee.
Treating the underlying issue that caused your Baker's Cyst to develop could be the key to getting rid of it for good. While Baker's Cysts in children can seem to develop for no reason, most Baker's Cysts in adults are the result of an underlying injury or condition in the knee.
The most common underlying causes of Baker's Cysts are Meniscus Tears, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and gout.