The doctor said I had a Baker's Cyst behind my knee.
He gave me a cortisone shot on two different visits and said they would probably not work and he would have to give me a series of other shots.
Well, he was right. The cortisone shots did not work (lasted maybe 3 weeks each time).
He started a series of 3 shots of Synvisc. He gave me one a week for 3 weeks.
I don't feel the cyst anymore but I CANNOT get rid of the inflamation. I still have a knot on the front of my knee and behind my knee stays swollen all the time. After I have been on my feet 2 or 3 hours at a time, the swelling is so bad that I can't stand it. By night, my calf starts hurting and sometimes hurts all the way in to my ankles. Which my ankles are usually swollen at this point too.
I have been on Naroxen 500 mg (2 x a day) for about 3 months now. My last Synvisc shot was on March 20th.
I have not been back to the doctor but did call last week and the nurse said she'd check with him and call me back. I really like my doctor but his nurse is something else as I have yet to hear back from her (this is the norm for her).
My husband wants me to go for a 2nd opinion but I just don't want to start all over again.
Anyone else ever had this problem? How long did it take for the inflamation to go away?
I have had several people tell me they've never heard of giving Synvisc shots for this. It is prescribed for osteoarthritis knee pain.
It is an orthopedic surgeon that I have been seeing.