About the program:
This program is aimed at conservative treatment for patients diagnosed with a popliteal cyst.
You may begin this program after consulting your physician or a member of our team.
The goal of the program is to reduce pain and swelling, as well as increase the range of motion.
For a full and timely recovery, it is necessary to perform the exercises daily.
What the program contains:
- The program contains video playlists.
- A new playlist is loaded every day.
- The videos combine a detailed description of the exercise with a visual demonstration of how to correctly perform it.
- The exercises gradually progress in difficulty.
34 days of rehabilitation
38 different exercises
360 videos total
Necessary equipment: resistance band, exercise ball, Pilates ball, foam roller
All rehabilitation exercises are only to be performed until you feel a stretch up to a mild discomfort. Under no circumstances should you cause yourself any pain. If you feel any pain, please take a short break and resume exercising at a reduced strain level. Overexertion will slow down the recovery process!
This program was created with the help of:
Dr. Robert Halvadjian, MD, Chief of Orthopedics and Traumatology at Avis Medica Hospital in Pleven
Please don’t hesitate to ask us your questions. Dial +359889250440 or use the chat bubble on the bottom right.
A popliteal or Baker’s cyst describes a fluid filled cyst in the posteromedial side of the knee.
Symptoms include pain that is not particularly strong, but worsens when standing, as well as tension in the knee joint that restricts flexion. In more severe cases, redness or swelling may be observed.
There is a complex system of interconnected synovial pockets and sacs around the knee joint. These are known as bursae. Many of them are connected to the knee joint itself. All of them are filled with synovial fluid. Acute trauma, as well as conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, can cause inflammation and excess production of synovial fluid. This can narrow the joint space and lead to increased pressure in the joint. As a result, the synovial fluid can build up in the bursa on the back of your knee (the semimembranosus bursa).
Conservative treatment of Baker’s cysts requires knee rest, but also maintaining muscle tone in order to prevent hypotrophy.
Performing the exercises in this program correctly provides a swift and adequate response to the pathology.