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I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to help you with your concerns.
I need to assess first severity of your symptoms.
How long do you have the baker's cyst?
Do you experience any symptoms currently?
What medications you have tried so far?
About three weekssymptoms=painMedications=nonWe don't know which doctor to believe
Now how big is the swelling behind the knee?
unknown but their is pain
pain is expected but is it significant with walking?
I'm her husband. Yes walking but not very far or very long.
so this does not sound serious for surgery.
So that option is out.
baker's cyst is commonly sen with osteoarthritis of the knee joint.
She is working her way to the puter
The bursa between the muscle and the knee joint gets inflamed causing this condition.
Usually analgesics like ibuprofen and icing help with the symptoms.
She is now present
Steroid injection in the joint site will help with more severe symptoms.
Surgery is not usually required unless the pain is severe or significant swelling present along with restricted range of motion.
She says restricted range of motion for sure.
that is more likely from the knee joint arthritis.
If there is no swelling, then no surgery is required.
Steroid injection should be tried first.
And physical therapy of the knee joint will be helpful.
She just made a appoint with an orthpedic surgeon
ok that sounds good.
I think, surgery is not require right now.
Steroid injection is the next step along with knee physical therapy.
OK we will take it from here