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As I get older – the one with the Baker’s Cyst

Baker’s cyst? You’re not a Baker. Dur.

Baker’s Cyst then, basically an inflammation of the soft back-side of the knee, that means that you have incredible pain in the knee joint. For me it also means that I have limited ability to stand up if I do something stupid like kneel or squat. I know right weird as.

Stairs cause me trepidation and steep inclines give me the heebie jeebies.

I’ve recently embarked on a walking thing with MrsPdubyah (See the less of me page) and although I’m ‘comfortable’ walking I’m wary of steep inclines, and post walk I’ve as sore as anytime I’ve ever been. To the point that this morning MrsPdubyah had to help me take my shoe off, such was the difficulty in bending my knee to get to my laces.

That was at 7am. It’s now 10 am and although I’m not in agony I can bend and do my laces, but I’d still not be able to get up 🙂 It’s odd, frustrating and annoying.

Of course you “go the internet” to look at these things, and my knee ‘problem’ does not seem to exhibit the fluid sac at the back of the knee that you can see in some descriptions, but to me the soft part of the back of the knee is puffy and not normal.

Arthritis is the most common condition associated with Baker’s cysts. This can include various different types of arthritis such as osteoarthritis (most common), rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and gout. And I have at least two of those, the last two.

I’m falling apart!


3 comments on “As I get older – the one with the Baker’s Cyst

  1. Melizza
    June 14, 2012

    I hope you feel better soon. Knee pain is the pitts!


    • Pdubyah
      June 15, 2012

      🙂 you’re so very kind. I struggled all day then when I got home MrsPdubyah had brought some magic sports spray thing in a can. Quick squirt and instant relief. Like having a new knee (not quite).


      • Melizza
        June 16, 2012

        I like using Biofreeze. I really recommended it. It’s fast-acting and a little goes a long way!


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