What is a Baker’s Cyst?
A Baker’s Cyst (behind the knee) is also referred to as a Popliteal Cyst. It was named after the British surgeon, Dr. William Morrant Baker, who first described the condition. When the bursa or sac in the back of the knee joint fills up with too much synovial fluid it expands and results in a Baker’s Cyst.
Baker’s Cyst Knee Pain Causes:
A Baker’s Cyst is most commonly diagnosed in individuals as a result of another condition in the knee that causes inflammation or swelling such as arthritis or a meniscus tear. These conditions produce a lot of synovial fluid. In a healthy knee this fluid normally circulates through the knee joint allowing it to be lubricated. However, in an arthritic knee, or a knee that has a tear there is an overproduction of fluid, and the excess fluid may get trapped in the sac or bursa in the back of the knee joint. As a result, the bursa expands in the back of the knee and becomes a Baker’s Cyst. The swelling can become so severe that the cyst in the back of the knee can burst or rupture.
Baker’s Cyst Symptoms:
- Swelling in the back of the knee, and possibly in the leg and calf muscle
- Knee pain or a feeling of tightness
- Bending the knee or extending it may be difficult
Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program in Dallas-Fort Worth
This program is designed for those seeking a safe, effective, non-invasive, painless solution for knee pain from a Baker’s Cyst. It addresses the root of the problem causing the Baker’s Cyst. Patients respond exceptionally well to treatments and will usually notice significant pain relief after just a few treatments.
Dr. Schnee’s program utilizes multiple FDA Cleared (true) Cold Lasers, and combines them with other therapies to help reduce the pain, strengthen the muscles around the knee joint, and increase range of motion. Most importantly these treatments help reduce inflammation/swelling, which helps improve overall function of the knee.
Why Choose Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program
The reason patients travel to Dallas-Fort Worth from around the world to undergo Dr. Schnee’s Cold Laser Knee Program is due to her extensive knowledge and experience in treating knee problems using non-invasive Cold Laser Therapy to help avoid surgery. Her office has performed over 25000 Cold Laser treatments (and counting) for people suffering from various knee conditions. Patients and doctors seek her advice and care if they want to avoid knee surgery or if their knee surgery was unsuccessful. She has treated patients suffering from mild to severe arthritis, bursitis, Baker’s cyst, meniscal tears, tendonitis, chondromalacia patella, failed arthroscopic surgery or knee replacement surgery, and the list goes on.
In 2001, Dr. Alexandra Schnee graduated Summa Cum Laude and was Valedictorian of her class from Parker College of Chiropractic. She is certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners. In addition, she holds a Bachelors of Science in Anatomy. Moreover, in 2007 due to Dr. Schnee’s experience in treating knee pain with cold lasers she was invited to join the renowned Medical Advisory Board for ML830 Cold Lasers. In addition, she is a member of NAALT (North American Association of Laser Therapy) and WALT (World Association of Laser Therapy). She is a published and peer reviewed author on the topic of Cold Laser Therapy. In April 2009 she was chosen as Doctor of the Month on Spine-health.com for her work with Cold lasers.
Baker’s Cyst and Knee Pain, Baker’s Cyst Knee Pain Treatment, How to Best Treat Baker’s Cyst Knee Pain Without Knee Surgery Using Cold Laser Therapy Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.