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Baker’s Cyst

Baker’s Cyst

How did I develop Baker’s Cyst? I’m not a baker.

The condition has nothing to do with baking. It was a condition first described by Dr. William Morant Baker in the 19th century. It is also called a popliteal cyst which is seen on examination as a swelling in the small depression at the rear of the knee joint. The condition is more prevalent among women, and occurs when there is swelling or inflammation behind the knee joint. The Baker’s Cyst is filled with synovial fluid which can on rare occasions burst.

What are the symptoms of a Baker’s Cyst?

  • Round swelling at the back of the knee joint
  • Calf pain
  • Swelling around the knee
  • Clicking or locking of the knee joint

How does Dr. Greenberg diagnose a Baker’s Cyst?

Dr. Greenberg and his team will review your medical history and perform a Comprehensive Kinetic Diagnosis. They will examine the damaged knee plus everything connected to it from the lower back to the pelvis down to the ankles and feet. Palpitating the leg will facilitate the diagnosis.

The swelling of the Baker’s Cyst can be a sign of another condition that may be in the background such as gout, hemophilia, lupus, osteoarthritis, psoriasis, arthritis or an injury to the knee.

If Dr. Greenberg finds a biomechanical reason for the Baker’s Cyst such as an instability caused by pelvic tilt, ankle pronation or supination, collapsed arch or a leg length disparity, he will seek to bring the leg back into balance, reduce stress on the MCL and eliminate the buildup of synovial fluids which caused the cyst.

Is there a non-toxic, regenerative treatment alternative for Baker’s Cyst?

Dr. Greenberg developed the unique Kinetic Regeneration Therapy to activate the body’s ability to heal itself naturally. The treatments use Prolotherapy, Platelet Rich Plasma and Stem Cell injections. They activate the body’s natural regeneration system which contains components like stem cells, pericytes, fibroblasts, endothelial cells and macrophages which work together to strengthen joint systems and improve the functionality of the knee joint.

Before any treatment, Dr. Greenberg and his team will review the optimal treatment plan designed to help you heal. You may require several treatments over a few weeks and recovery may take six to eight weeks. With time, most patients find that their knee joint pain is reduced and the knee has functionally improved.

Kinetic Regeneration Therapy is an excellent choice for people who are looking for a non-invasive alternative to knee replacement surgery. KRT decreases infection risks, shortens recovery times and is opioid-free. We work with you holistically. We renew you physically and try to improve your personal sense of wellness so you become a healthier YOU.

If you or a loved one is looking for a new strategy to treat chronic aches and pains, fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment or call Dr. Greenberg’s office today at (833) 440-4325.


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