Skip to main content

Bakers Cyst

WHAT is it?

Synovial fluid lubricates the knee to reduce friction and help the leg swing smoothly. A buildup of fluid may result in a fluid-filled cyst originating on the popliteal bursa (back of the knee). Some individuals may experience no pain, while others may notice swelling and inability to fully flex the knee.

WHEN does it hurt?

Pain is associated with activities that involve flexion and extension of the patella (knee). This may include walking, climbing/ descending stairs and sitting.

WHY do I have it?

A buildup of synovial fluid causes a Baker’s cyst. This can be associated with inflammation (caused by various types of arthritis) or a knee injury involving a cartilage tear.


The BRACING EXPERTS Advice:

Draining the synovial fluid is always an option… if you like needles. For those who don’t, a simple compression sleeve will help manage pain and reduce inflammation.

The Kinetic Konnection Advantage:


  • All braces in stock, ready to try on.
  • Superhero like staff (Human Kinetic Education)
  • Widest and greatest selection of braces, splints, supports.
  • Always first in customer service.

Get
Started

No Appointment Necessary!

Learn more

You may be interested in....

Knee Brace

The First Dynamic PCL Brace

August 16, 2018 Posted by Kinetic Konnection Read more
Man suffering from elbow joint pain

I Don’t Play Tennis – Why Do I Have Tennis Elbow?

August 3, 2016 Posted by Kinetic Konnection Read more
Comic News ReporterTo the newsroom!