What causes a Baker’s Cyst?
A Baker’s Cyst is a swelling in the back of the knee caused by the build-up of fluid inside a small sac called a bursa.
Baker’s Cysts are actually quite common. They can be caused by nearly any joint-related injury.
There are several common causes that may result in the formation of a Baker’s Cyst.
- Such as a micro tear in the knee’s meniscal cartilage.
- A repetitive stress injury.
- Wear & tear in the knee, which occurs as we age.
- An injury to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. Known as an ACL injury.
- A sports-related injury that affects the knee.
The type of work that a person does may also make them more susceptible to developing a Baker’s Cyst.
Think about jobs that involve being on your knees, such as a gardener or carpenter.
Jobs that require long shifts without sitting or that place unusual weight loading through the knees, such as nursing, may be the cause of a Baker’s Cyst.
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