What are the symptoms of a Baker’s cyst?

What are the symptoms of a Baker’s cyst?

Sometimes you’ll feel no pain at all, or only a slight pain with a Baker’s cyst. You may only have knee pain from the initial damage that caused the Baker’s cyst, but not the lump itself. Any strain can cause this lump or your knee to swell in size. When the knee or cyst swells, this can increase your pain and limit how much you can move your knee.

Symptoms of a Baker’s cyst may include:

  • A fluid-filled lump behind your knee.
  • Pain.
  • Stiffness of your knee.
  • Limited range of motion and ability to bend your knee.
  • Swelling of your knee and/or leg.

Sometimes, a Baker’s cyst can cause swelling and redness in your lower leg that can be similar to the symptoms of a blood clot. A blood clot is an emergency situation. If you are ever in doubt, reach out to your healthcare provider right away. Your provider can check out your symptoms and determine if it’s a Baker’s cyst or a blood clot.

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