Cyst at back of knee due to prosthetic limb
This is my first post on this forum so please bare with me.
I should start by saying that i am 23 and had my right leg amputated when i was 16 (below knee). I have been using prostheses ever since.
To date I have had very few problems, abit of sorness here, bit of stiff knee there but everything has been going pretty well.
Now the other day (4 days ago maybe) i noticed that the back of the prostheses was starting to dig into the underside of my knee, i didnt really think much of it and carried on with my day, as my leg is held on with a silicone sleeve which i assumed would provid enough padding and the rim of the leg is lined with leather.
Sadly this soon became a problem, I now have a cyst, at least thats what i think it is. I know this is due to the the limb applying pressure to the underside of my leg, the problem is i dont know what to do about it.
The cyst is about 1.5-2 inches large, hard, rather flat and tender to the touch (and the bending of my knee) but otherwise causes no sensations at all (i cant feel it unless i poke it). The skin around the area is a bit red, but i would not go as far as to call it inflamed. Aside from this cyst thing i have no other symptoms, i do not have a tempreture, no tingling down my leg or anything similar.
I have had very small cysts in the past and they have all gone away by themselves in a short period of time. Sadly though they happened to be on my arm or somewhere else i could ignore, where as not wearing the limb is going to be a problem. I am of course going to arrange an appointment for my nearest prosthetics centre and get the leg redone, in the mean time is there anything i can do to sort this out, or is my only option to go legless for a few days?