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Have pain and lump behind knee while training. Have arthritis and received cortisone shots. Reason?

hi i have arthritis in both knees recently received cortisone shots..the pain was gone.(6-8weeks ago) it is slowly the meantime i have stepped up strength training a spinning in hopes to strengthen my legs muscles i was in a class doing light leg work..suddenly a wicked pain behind my left has not gone away..leaving me limping with a lump behind my knee..what the heck did i do??? thanks for your time!
Asked On : Wed, 6 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the description, I suspect that the swelling at the back of your knee could possibly be a BAKER's CYST. This is commonly seen in osteoarthrtic knees and usually results from excessive bulging of the synovial reflection along with fluid into the back of knee.

This is generally harmless and in ocassional cases may limit joint motion (if it is too large).

If symptomatic,
* a short course of an antiinflammatory medication may be helpful
* Aspiration of the cyst will ease pain & improve joint motion
* Injection of corticosteroid into the cyst will benefit in some cases
* Ocassionally, excision may be indicated

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Tue, 3 Sep 2013
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Rheumatologist Dr. Venkatesh S Pai's  Response
how old are you? this may be a cyst due to your arthritis. please get evaluated by a rheumatologist or orthopedecian.
Answered: Mon, 2 Sep 2013
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