Baker's Cyst: How Chiropractic Can Help Alleviate Its Pain

by Administrator 30. October 2017 14:50

Baker’s Cyst, also known as Popliteal Cyst, is a knee condition in which a fluid filled lump is formed behind the knee. Synovial fluid helps the leg to swing smoothly but sometimes this fluid pushes itself out from inside the knee and this is how the synovial fluid filled sack called baker’s cyst is formed. The cyst can often vary in size.

Causes –

An infection, injury or Arthritis can lead to the formation of Baker’s Cyst. It is commonly found in adults aged 35-70 years. The condition mainly arises due to knee inflammation and there can be a number of reasons behind it -

  • Knee Injury – An injury or cartilage tear can lead to leakage of synovial fluid, thus forming a Baker’s Cyst.
  • Osteoarthritis - It occurs due to wearing or breakdown of joint cartilage present at end of the bones.
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis – It causes swelling and inflammation of joints.
  • Septic Arthritis - Usually caused due to bacteria or fungus, it is a kind of joint infection.
  • Lupus – It occurs when the immune system accidently attacks the healthy cells and tissues.
  • Reactive Arthritis - It is a form of Inflammatory Arthritis.
  • Psoriasis – It creates patches over the skin.

Symptoms –

  • Unbearable pain in the knee
  • Swelling in the knee joint
  • Stiffness or tightness in the upper calf or thigh
  • Redness behind the knee
  • Ruptured cyst
  • Bruises

How To Diagnose –

A chiropractor conducts diagnostic tests to determine the actual cause using the following methods -

  • Physical examination
  • MRI
  • X-ray

Chiropractic Care Can Help –

  • Chiropractors help to reduce swelling and inflammation thus relieving pain.
  • It helps to bring body back into alignment.
  • Sometimes cyst is caused due to some other condition, which can be treated by effective chiropractic care.
  • The chiropractors suggest specific strengthening and baker’s cyst rehabilitation exercises.
  • Baker’s Cyst can restrict your range of motion but chiropractic care can help you regain it.
  • It does not require medications.
  • Regular chiropractic sessions can help you to keep your body healthy, thus preventing Baker’s Cyst and other such conditions at the first instance.
  • Chiropractic treatment has no side effects.

To schedule an appointment, patients in Killeen, TX can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness at 560 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102 Harker Heights, TX 76548. For more information log on to our website http://harkerheightschiropractor.com/

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