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Posted by Raylene on April 10, 2000 at 13:15:36:

In Reply to: Re: Bakers Cysts information on bakers cyst/treatment posted by Deborah Grantham on April 09, 2000 at 15:28:14:

: : When I was nine years old I had a bakers cyst on the back of my left knee, my doctor wanted to remove it by surgery, I am a diabetic, so my doctor wanted to wait until my blood sugars stabalized, being a juvenile with diabetes is rough, so keeping stable blood sugars was taking a while to achieve. My doctor then suggested issolation of the leg by putting a cast on my leg from my hip to my ankle, the cast stayed on for two to three months, but when the cast was removed the cyst appeared to be gone. I am now 28 an the cyst has re appeared but it seems that with daily exercise it maintains a small appearance.

: Hello-I am amazed at hearing about baker cyst. I have had one for years and all my dr. says is yes u have a baker cyst.I was beginning to think that the pain was in my mind.It doesn't hurt all the time but sometime it is like my knee givesway and I almost fall. I have arthritis in my feet and sharp pains shooting up my leg. Does anyone have trouble with cramps in calf or feet at night? Don't know if this is from arthritis or what. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks again
: Deb

Yes,Deb I also have pain in the calf of both of my legs, but I do have osteoarthritis in both of my knees and if you read some of my other messages I've had many problems with bakers' cysts. My husband rubs my calves with an arthritic rub before I go to bed at night and this seems to help some, so I do believe that these cramps are from the arthritis. I also have arthritis in both of my ankles, so I get cramps in my feet as well. Hope this helps you. Raylene

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