Popliteal cyst or baker’s cyst is a very common knee condition where there is fluid that
comes from swelling in the knee joint that accumulates in the back of the knee. Many people complain of pressure in the posterior knee and frequently this turns to pain. The fluid can get better and worse but once it has developed it frequently doesn’t just go
away completely on its own. The condition often develops because the balloon around the joint known as the capsule becomes inflamed. This inflamed capsule is called synovitis and will usually return again and again due to arthritis in the joint. Treatment for this including draining the fluid can provide relief but even with a steroid added to the procedure it rarely provides long term permanent resolution to the condition. Other treatments exist that can provide much longer resolution but they are not as well known. These treatments have as much if not more evidence than the steroid and have been compared to the steroid in research and been found to have better results but they still are not regularly used. Treatments such as prolotherapy, platelet rich plasma (PRP), and ozone therapy all provide good relief to this condition and if an appropriate number of treatments are provided can resolve this condition for multiple years.
At The St. George Health and Wellness Group, we have the solutions to your dis-ease. Our regenerative physician, can properly evaluate and suggest treatments other than addictive drugs and surgery. Knee pain, back pain, shoulder pain, Auto Accident, sports injury, we are your Rode Back to Health.
At the Road Back to Health clinic our Doctors will work with you to find the root cause of your pain and treat it in a way to provide long term relief not just a short term fix for the problem.