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Hamstring stretches from the seated, lying and standing positions are some safe exercises for a Baker's cyst, according to Knee-Pain-Explained.com. Stretch sessions should be done twice daily and during a session, each s... More »

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A Baker's cyst is a lump or bulge that is caused by a build-up of fluid that collects behind the knee joint. Also called a popliteal cyst, it normally results from arthritis in the knee or torn cartilage, according to Ma... More »

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A Baker's cyst, or popliteal cyst, is treated by managing inflammation with rest, pain-relieving drugs, compression bandages and ice packs, Medical News Today states. Doctors may recommend corticosteroid shots or physica... More »

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Symptoms of a ruptured Baker's cyst include sharp pain generalized in the knee area, calf swelling and redness or a feeling of water running down the calf, according to Mayo Clinic. These symptoms occur when a cyst burst... More »

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Natural remedies for a Baker's cyst include rest, ice, compression and elevation, according to Mayo Clinic. Doctors often recommend this regimen, commonly known as the R.I.C.E. principles, when the cyst is caused by arth... More »

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If a Baker's cyst ruptures, an immediate medical evaluation is needed to rule out any serious possible cause for the symptom, such as a blood clot, explains Mayo Clinic. Baker's cyst ruptures are rare as these cysts usua... More »

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The average recovery time for a Baker's cyst removal surgery depends on self-care and an individual's condition, as stated by Cleveland Clinic. The initial treatment for a Baker's cyst involves nonsurgical options. A sur... More »

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