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Baker's Cyst Treatment

The cyst is at the attachment of the hamstring muscles, and those muscles flex the knee, so you need to be cautious about overdoing exercise using the hamstring muscles.

Usually, your doctor will treat the underlying cause of the cyst rather than the cyst itself. For example, should your doctor determine that you have damage to the cartilage, he or she may recommend surgery to remove it.

Very often a Baker's Cyst will require no treatment and will go away on its own. However, if the swelling becomes large and causes severe pain, your doctor may recommend one of the following treatments:

Conservative Treatment

Conservative Treatment - Wait and Watch

Baker's Cyst is often not treated specifically, though the underlying condition for example, arthritis or a meniscal tear, may require treatment. If no treatment is planned for the underlying condition, the physician may recommend that the patient wear a bandage and monitor the cyst to see if it gets any larger. A Baker's Cyst usually goes away on it's own, but can take months or even years.

Treatment To Reduce Inflammation

Treatment To Reduce Inflammation

If the cyst causes discomfort, the physician may recommend anti-inflammatory medication and cold compression therapy to help treat the symptoms of the Baker's Cyst. Cortisone injections are often prescribed but not recommended.

Treatment By Aspiration Or Surgery

Treatment By Aspiration Or Surgery

If the cyst causes discomfort, the physician may recommend that it be drained of fluid, but this does not address the underlying problem and the cyst will often return. If the cyst becomes so large that it threatens to compress blood vessels supplying the lower leg, the physician may recommend it be surgically removed. Surgery to remove a Baker's Cyst is rarely resorted to because there is a risk of damaging blood vessels and nerves that pass through the back of the knee.

Physical Therapy Treatment Modalities

Physical Therapy Treatment Modalities

Regular, gentle exercises may help to increase your range of motion and strengthen the muscles around your knee. Crutches may help to alleviate the pain. You can also help reduce pain by using a compression wrap or placing ice on the joint.

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elbow issue


I have had a Elbow issue for a few weeks, which is felt when doing any pressing motions (whether it is weights or just pushing against something as I try to get 'up'). I assume bursitis issue

I read about your ColdCure with the revolving ice packs. My issue is I travel (on the road) for a living therefore not able to have ice pack 'at the ready'

Questions

1. would using ice pack during weight training help in easing the discomfort/pain during the exercise like bench press?
2. Is there another product in your offering that might be better to use?


Re: elbow issue


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As for your specific questions:

1. I would suggest using a ColdCure treatment after any sort of activity that could strain your injury as this will prevent any further swelling or inflammation. Using the wrap during a workout could be a little awkward as the pack is bulky. We do have support tape that you could purchase with the wraps and wear during your workouts. The support tape makes it less likely for you to re-aggravate to injury while still being flexible enough for you to move around without too much limitation.

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