Baker's Cyst Treatment

Can this condition be treated? What Baker's Cyst treatment options are available? Learn more below about the current treatments available to patients.


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How to Treat Baker's Cyst

Often, no treatment is necessary, since many Baker's cysts resolve on their own within a two-year period.. Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:

  • Draining excess knee fluid
  • Medications to relieve pain and inflammation such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • Resting and elevating the leg
  • Physical therapy to help strengthen tendon
  • Pain medications
  • Wearing an elastic bandage (ie, knee brace)
  • Surgery is required to remove large cysts and to repair tears in the meniscus
  • Needle aspiration particularly effect in children
  • Joint injection with steroids

If you are diagnosed with a Baker's cyst, follow your doctor's instructions.


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