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SlippyBlue
03 Mar 16 20:33
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Anyone had any experience of this? I thought I had tweaked my knee after playing squash but have been diagnosed as having this, am absolutely crippled. I've always had a high pain threshold but my God this is up there at the top of the list, hideous pain. Co-codomal and Naproxen isn't really helping much. Any advice appreciated from anyone who has been through this as well.
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Report The Leopard March 3, 2016 7:58 PM GMT
I gave up squash when about 28......too hard on the bod.....

I have heard heroin is pretty soothing....maybe risky !
Report SlippyBlue March 3, 2016 8:04 PM GMT
Squash is a hard sport on the joints TL and I'm no spring chicken anymore. I'll have to knock it on the head especially after this bad injury which is going to take a very long time to get over.
Report VCM March 3, 2016 8:13 PM GMT
I had same thing Slippy so I know how painful it is - I used to do a lot of running. Naproxen does work, you just need to give it a bit of time.  I'm OK now. I also had a cortisone injection in my knee which worked wonders.  I felt really down after a while but read side effects of Naproxen, one of which was feeling depressed.
Hope you feel better soon. Trust me the tablets will work. Another tip is don't stop taking the tablets  when you start to feel better or the pain will come back. I think I was on them for best part of 6 months.
Report The Leopard March 3, 2016 8:15 PM GMT
Used to play a lot when 12 to 22......the problem is you feel compelled to go for that ball....can't take it easy

....got to the top group of Cheltenham College Divisional league back near 1980.....great fun when you're young

...my Dad learnt it in the RAF playing  and taught me.
Report terry mccann March 3, 2016 8:23 PM GMT
my mum"s Bakers cyst behind her knee also burst,vv painful indeed,so bad her doctor said at the time its up there with the worst for pain so I feel for you slippy
Report SlippyBlue March 3, 2016 8:36 PM GMT
I'm going to the G.P. again tomorrow, maybe I need to get it drained or a cortisone injection. It's very debilitating and could well do without it. Cheers chaps, it's a very nasty thing to have happened but it's not the end of the world in the greater scheme of things but it's not nice.
Report terry mccann March 3, 2016 8:38 PM GMT
could poison you btw slippy
Report VCM March 3, 2016 8:40 PM GMT
I felt just the same Slippy but trust me you'll be fine. I could hardly walk when it happened to me. Knee really swelled up and I could feel the heat from my knee through my trousers.
Report The Leopard March 3, 2016 8:57 PM GMT
Got hit by a ball at full pelt on the calf muscle by a teacher at my school.....wasn't in play but after a shot he missed and was wacking the ball in anger.....he felt sheepish.
Report Makybe_Diva March 3, 2016 9:46 PM GMT
I've never heard of this. Just been reading up on it. Sounds very nasty.

Hope you're better soon, Slippy Happy
Report SlippyBlue March 3, 2016 10:25 PM GMT
Thank you M.D. I'm used to getting sporting injuries but this is a very spiteful one, hope all is well with you Love
Report Just Checking March 3, 2016 10:25 PM GMT
I know a couple pensioners who play badminton, it's far less likely to tear your limbs off in your twilight years :)
Report a bitofinterest March 3, 2016 10:37 PM GMT
MARVELLOUS STIFF PENSIONERYS!
Report Just Checking March 3, 2016 10:43 PM GMT
Do Wharburtons make "Baker's Cyst", or is it only available in specialist Delis?

It doesn't LOOK apetising mind you.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Baker's_cyst#/media/File:Bakers_cyst.jpg
Report Makybe_Diva March 4, 2016 2:24 PM GMT
Everything is great, thank you Slippy Love
Report geoff m March 4, 2016 4:16 PM GMT
Pack up baking imo.Laugh
Report Facts March 4, 2016 5:20 PM GMT
I guess driving a car is out Slippy ?
Report breadnbutter March 4, 2016 5:28 PM GMT
never eating a custard doughnut again .
Report 11kv March 4, 2016 6:13 PM GMT
Went to the NHS site to see what this was and :



Treating Baker's cyst

Treatment for a Baker's cyst isn't needed if you don't have any symptoms. Any symptoms you have can be treated at home.


It was a great help    Crazy
Report Hank Hill March 4, 2016 7:21 PM GMT
Had no idea what that was. hope you feel better soon Slippy.
Report Dr Crippen March 4, 2016 8:33 PM GMT
I was speaking to a bloke in his late sixties who'd hurt his back in the gym lifting weights.
Three months later and he was still in pain.
The trouble is that when you're older you don't mend so quickly.
Report ebulGery March 4, 2016 9:58 PM GMT
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Bakers-cyst/Pages/Treatment.aspx
Report ebulGery March 4, 2016 10:02 PM GMT
Oh I see you read it 11kv....it does say go to your doctor if it persists
Report 11kv March 4, 2016 10:39 PM GMT
You don't need treatment if you have no symptoms ffs.........................good ole NH  CrazyCrazyCrazy
Report casemoney March 5, 2016 3:41 PM GMT
Never Heard of it ,Sounds Dreadful Sad  Have you had your Knee Xrayed Slip ?
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