Knee Cyst Surgery & Calf Pain

by Andres Torres
(Houston, Texa )

I'm 46 years old and and very active soccer player that just had a ganglion cyst removed on the inside of my left knee and removed small tear piece of the meniscal with a lot of fluid. I decided to have the surgery after many months of trying to deal with the pain and frustation of not getting better with rest and taking anti inflamatory drugs like Naproxen. The Naproxen 1000 mg per day is what kept my knee swelling down ,but it was not resolving the problem.

My knee is getting better with rehab exercises ,but my Calf Pain problem continues. I have the calf problem before the surgery and the Naproxen help me maintain a semi activity life style. I stop taking the Naproxen and the pain on my left calf continues and it is my biggest problem to full recovery.

Could this be a circulation issue? or is this related to fluid from the knee that still causing problems?

Please Advise. Thank you

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Dec 16, 2008
calf pain
by: Bart - SII

Depending on how long ago your surgery was, the calf pain could be related to the recovery and the swelling in the knee from the procedure. However, because you said it was a problem before surgery, it may be that something else is going on.

You may have some abnormal compensations due to the fact that your knee has been injured for a period of time. I would discuss your calf pain with your doctor or therapist and get their opinions. They may want to do some diagnostic tests to make sure that it isn't a circulation problem.

There is another post with a similar complaint and their recommendations for reducing the pain - you can read it here

Bart

Apr 14, 2009
ARTHROSCOPIC KNEE SURGERY
by: Anonymous

I WAS RELIEVED TO HEAR I WAS'NT THE ONLY ONE
WHO WAS HAVING TERRIBLE CALF PAIN POST SURGERY
I HAD A TORN MENICUS REPAIRED.THEY ALSO FOUND
2 GANGLION CYSTS POSTERIORLY.I DON'T KNOW IF
THIS IS RELATED IN ANY WAY TO THIS UNBEARBLE
CALF PAIN.I'M IN PT ALSO,AND THEY ARE JUST AS
CONFUSED.I SEE MY SURGEON NEXT WEEK,&I HOPE
HE CAN GIVE ME SOME ANSWERS.IF I WALK FOR FOR
AWHILE OR STAND ,THE PAIN STARTS UP.I FEEL
AS THOUGH I'M GETTING WORSE.I'LL KEEP
YOU POSTED IF I GET ANY ANSWERS
MARGARET

Jul 10, 2009
CALF PAIN AFTER MENISCUS SURGERY
by: Anonymous

did your calf pain ever resolve I had surgery 3 weeks ago and have terrible debilitating calf pain. I had it before the surgery also, and I too had a ganglion cyst in the area that they said did not need to be removed. Any info.?

Jul 16, 2009
calf pain after meniscus repair
by: Anonymous

i just went for a follow up after meniscus repair. doctor said it is from the water they use while to irragate the knee during the proceedure. the water/fluid settles in the calf. it should resolve in 3 weeks or so.

Jul 17, 2009
Calf pain after meniscus surgery
by: Anonymous

I am about 6 weeks post surgery for lateral meniscus tear and I am having the same problem, and I had the same problem BEFORE surgery. Terrible pain at the outside of the knee extending into the top of calf and down the side. If I try to push my kneecap down to straighten out my leg fully it is the worst most horrible pain. My physical therapist keeps telling me I just have to work it and stretch it and it will go away. She absolutely KILLS me in PT. However, since I had the same pain before surgery, I just don't feel assured. I also had a cyst behind the tear that they told me did not have to be removed. I see lots of the same complaints on line with NO ANSWERS other than talking about blood clots, which this is not. Doesn't anyone have any answers??? HELP!

Jul 17, 2009
calf pain after meniscus repair
by: Anonymous

I am 6 weeks post surgery and still have that same debilitating horrible side of knee, calf pain that you are talking about. I had it before the surgery also. It is not getting any better. PT is absolutely torture when she tries to get me to straighten out my leg by pushing my knee down into the table. Terrible calf pain, definitely not something from irrigation during surgery. Not a blood clot. I had a ganglion cyst behind the tear, also they told me it did not need to be removed. Just like you. I don't see any answers anywhere on line and the doctors and therapists just say to keep stretching it and give it time. I can tell you that i KNOW it won't resolve by stretching. It is really horrible and absolutely excruciating when I try and stretch it. HELP!

Jul 26, 2009
Pain in calf dx with torn meniscus. Does this sound right to u?
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I just got back from ER and was told I had a tear in my meniscus. I am just not sure if the diagnosis is right or not because I am not having knee pain. I do have pain behind the knee in the bend part. But the worst pain is in my left side of the calf.

Does this sound like anything you had before the surgery? Also it is kinda bulged out in the spot that is hurting.

The only reason I went to ER is because I have a couple nurses in the family who were worried it could be a DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Dr. said he didn't think that it was he thought it was a tear in the meniscus. I just couldn't understand why I was having the pain in that certain area of my calf, and behind my knee bend.

Does this sound anything at all like what you had?

Thanks.

Jul 26, 2009
Knee Cyst Surgery & Calf Pain
by: Anonymous

Hi,

I just got back from ER and was told I had a tear in my meniscus. I am just not sure if the diagnosis is right or not because I am not having knee pain. I do have pain behind the knee in the bend part. But the worst pain is in my left side of the calf.

Does this sound like anything you had before the surgery? Also it is kinda bulged out in the spot that is hurting.

The only reason I went to ER is because I have a couple nurses in the family who were worried it could be a DVT (deep vein thrombosis). Dr. said he didn't think that it was he thought it was a tear in the meniscus. I just couldn't understand why I was having the pain in that certain area of my calf, and behind my knee bend.

Does this sound anything at all like what you had?

Thanks.

Aug 07, 2009
RESPONSE TO LAST POST
by: Anonymous

YES IT SOUNDS LIKE WHAT i HAD. THE ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF IT IS A MENISCAL TEAR OF ANY KIND IS TO HAVE AN MRI OTHERWISE IT IS JUST GUESSWORK! YOUR DR. SHOULD GIVE YOU A PRESCRIPTION FOR AN MRI SO THAT YOU KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DEALING WITH.

Aug 16, 2009
Cyst on knee
by: jackie

Hi I just had a MRI and they found cyst on my knee will i have to have surgery how long off work?

Sep 04, 2009
2 arthroscopy surgeries in 3 months
by: joyce

my first surgery was in may. several tears were
repaired. went back to workseveral weeks later
more pain went back to surgeon sent for mri
a very big tear was found and scar tissue from
first surgery.operated on again in august. now
i am having terrible calf pain can anyone help

Dec 16, 2009
Surgery
by: Samantha

I had my knee reconstructed a week ago today and still cannot walk yet because of the pain in my calf, it is awful! I see the doctor tomorow so hopefully I will find out the cause, my PT thinks that i should be walking by now and doesnt know why my calf is hurting so it sucks.

May 08, 2010
Calf pain after knee surgery
by: Santi

I had my meniscus shaved 4 days because a soccer injury (I am 45 and played and run all my life). No pain in the knee before and little pain after the surgery. No pain in my calf before surgery. But 24hrs after surgery, I developed an acute pain in calf. In a 0-10 scale, it was 7-8. Initially, it felt like a really bad cramp or partial in the muscle. Then it felt better when putting my leg in horizontal position. Pain was excruciating when standing up. Pain remained like this and on the 3rd day, I spoke with the doctor and he said it could be either of two things: synobial liquids draining down the leg accompanied by the fact that I had a tight bandage on the knee or a blood clot. He said to remove the bandage and wait 24hrs to see if the pain goes away. If not , check in the ER for a blood clot study. I removed the bandage at 5pm and it pressure on my knee went away right but not the pain in the calf. I went to bed and the pain the calf was still bad when I woke up. I took an ibuprofen (for swelling) and took a warm tub bath. Significant relief in my calf afterward, I was able to stand up with much reduced pain in my calf. Now, 7 hours after waking up the pain is in the 4-5 level, still there but subsiding significantly. I will keep using a warm patch on my calf in trying to emulate the warm bath. It appears like it was accumulation of liquids that started to be absorbed after the warm bath and moving around but still in doubt on whether to have my leg check for a blood clot.

Jul 31, 2010
ACL reconstruction & cyst
by: Anonymous

The first day I realised I had a problem I got woke up in the middle of the night with a horrible calf and foot cramp I was up the rest of the night with the heating pad.
I didnt go to work the next day tired and hurting.
pain wouldnt go away after a couple weeks so made docs appointment cyst behind left knee.
sent to ortopedic ended up getting ACL reconstruction Cyst still there and still cramping both legs, feet and hurts all the way up to hips and lower back. Surgery was may 6 this has been 3 months ago .
Had circulation checked had MRI on Back done had nerve test done, Nothing! last week I got a epidural in my back. still having cramping and the electric legs and pain.started searching online under leg pain led me to Fibromyalgia Symptoms, check it out. read through the whole thing. I found many symptons that match also check - Hypothyroid
http://www.fibromyalgiasymptoms.org/fibromyalgia_treatment.html
Will be back when I have answers, very frustrating!

Jan 28, 2011
still have calf pain 16 weeks after sugery
by: Anonymous

had two meniscus tears repaired in september have had chronic calf pain. dr said it just fluid phyisical therapy hurts like !!! when i try to hold my leg flat. went for another mri late january i have a small tear in meniscus,pateller chondromalacia and irregularity of the cartilage on the femoral trochlear groove is this normal i am 55 and very active how long before this will heal

Feb 12, 2011
Knee and calf pain
by: Anonymous

I injured my knee about 5 months ago by crouching down. Within a few weeks, the calf pain had overtaken the knee pain, and was making my life miserable. All teh scans and tests didn't show up anything much except some evidence of active arthritis. I had 2 cortison injections, and the second had an immediate effect on both knee and calf. Although both are much more under control, the knee still has pain when I crouch, bend or twist it. I am still wondering if the 'injury' was a torn meniscus (MRI said 'probable torn meniscus'), and the calf pain was due to referred pain/awkward movement... It all seems very odd, and I'm fed up of being told my knee doesn't 'fit a pattern'.....

Feb 20, 2011
follow up post surgery
by: Santi

Hi
I wanted to follow up to a comment I posted on May,2010. Almost 10 months after surgery, I am pleased to say that I am back running and playing soccer as I used to (if not better). My calf pain was a blood clot and unrelated to the knee itself (I won't expand on the blood clot thing since it would take too long but now I understand why people sue doctors , fortunately in my case I had a happy ending with no need to sue). Anyways, despite being diagnosed to have a torn meniscus and an 80% torn ACL, I elected to have only meniscus surgery because I was a afraid of the long recuperation time of the ACL after surgery and I had some personal stuff to deal with at that time. The doctor said that I may still have problems to run and may have to have surgery again. So, I choose to do the meniscus only and then see what happens. I should point out that the pain was minimal despite the diagnose and I could walk normally but no run which would really hurt and my knee was still swollen 2 months after the surgery.

Now, after 10 months, I am glad to say that I made the right decision. I started to do light jogging 3-4 months after surgery, then winter came and I didn't do much running but I did do swimming once or twice a week. Now , I started to play soccer again and had no problems in my knee and I keep swimming once a week which is actually pretty good on my joints and provides a really good complement to my running. Actually, my other knee is the one bothering me a bit , which I was told it is normal.

Overall, regarding surgery, I suggest to take your time to do it. If the pain not an issue like me, wait 2-3 months and see how it evolves. Talk to a physical therapist and see if there is a plan that it can work out of strengthening the other muscles to make up for torn area (this is what I told it happened to me ie. that I had enough muscle build up around the ACL that it made up for the damaged area). Finally, check out the Washington Post archives of last year, there was an article quoting a study showing that 50% of the recommended knee surgeries by orthopedists are not necessary and same results can be achieved with PT and no surgery. By the way, in my case , I choose not to do PT but I was serious about doing swimming regularly. I hope it helps!

Apr 21, 2011
3 WEEKS OF CALF PAIN
by: Anonymous

I had meniscus tear repair arthroscopic surgery three weeks ago. My knee doesn't feel as bad as my calf, and the outer side of the my leg. When my stitches were removed, about 5 days after the surgery, the surgeon told me that what I needed to worry about was infection and blood clots - and that if I had a blood clot, the pain would be on my calf, and that it would feel as hard as a board - and that I would also have shortness of breath. Well, I'm still here - but totally concerned about the blood clot. I've called the doctor a few times just to make sure that I should not worry, and been told that it is normal - part of the recovery. It hasn't been until just now, after finding this blog, that I have been explained the reason why. Maybe I need to change doctors.... THANKS ALL!

Apr 23, 2011
Calf pain post op
by: Joe A

Meniscus repair march 30th 2011. I had pre op MRI and torn Meniscus. I had bakers cyst for about 45 days pre operation. The calf hurt at that time but folowing surgery OMG worst pain ever. couldnt even walk. Called DR 3 days post op and he said start P.T. , well that almost killed me the pain was off the chart. I have been doing stretching. I used ICE and compression following surgery for two weeks. Now I am trying hot tub warm water therapy and that is helping. Valf pain is 70 % resolved at this time April 23rd . I Saw the surgery video and there was a bleeder and a lot of irrifation was used. I had a dopplar study done and they reported no clot.
Joe

May 16, 2011
3/30/11 Meniscus Repair - follow up.
by: Anonymous

Finished physical therapy. Did that for 4 weeks 3 x a week. I have gained my flexibility to capacity - however, stairs, especially downstairs are very painfull - and that is due to still having the pain in the outer side of leg. According to my therapist it could be a tendon. Perhaps tendonitis?? This is so unbelievable!! Reason I had this surgery was because of the intense pain in the outer side of the leg. And now, not only do I still have that pain (worse than ever) but in addition addition I have knee pain due to the meniscus tear surgery. Is anyone experiencing this???

Thanks Joe for the information you posted on 4/23. It made me feel so much better. How are you doing?

Jun 27, 2011
IT band?
by: Anonymous

The outer leg pain could be your IT band (ilio tibius or something like that) I suffered with it for 3 years and literally got it fixed within 4 weeks of physical therapy. There was a quick series of test stretches my PT did to diagnose it. The killer (and identifier) was laying on my front side and she tried to touch my heel to my butt - straight back. It sent a shooting pain through my whole thigh. Don't know if this will help...

Jul 29, 2011
after all these years/calf pain
by: Anonymous

I went through 2 knee surgeries on my left knee and each surgery cried for the surgeon to "fix" the suicidal pain I was having for 5 years in my calf. To no surprise, these doctors corrected my knee/number of problems I had. It took my husband to get me in one of the best surgeons in the world. Finnally, an answer of what was causing the horrible pain and living/it for 24hrs, no relief--why live this way? Did anyone hear of "compression or entrapment" of the nerves?It feels like wearing 20 rubber bands from the knee down to the ankle? I had nerve daqmage in my left and had 2 surgeries to "open up" these nerves that were being squished shut from all the junk that has grown around these nerves in the calf. Does this make sense to anyone? I also have this in my back, too. Hope you think about this, Dee

Aug 31, 2011
Torn meniscus/painful calf muscle
by: Anonymous

I had surgery for a torn meniscus in my left knee on May 7, 2010 and now over a year later, I’m still having pain in my calf muscle. The pain is primarily when I’m asleep or in a reclining position and it does not matter if I’m lying on my back, stomach, or side. The calf muscle tightens causing pain in my foot and toes also. It is so unbearable my sleep is disturbed resulting in only two hours of sleep at a time.

I can walk 2 miles, work out on the treadmill for 45 minutes including running, sitting and I have no pain. It only occurs when I’m lying down.

My orthopedic surgeon who thought it was a nerve or muscle problem referred me to a neurologist who performed the nerve conductive velocity test, electromyography, and a MRI of my back. He claimed it was my back causing my problems. He referred me to a neurosurgeon who advised me to go back to my orthopedic surgeon and that there was nothing wrong with my back.

I would just like the pain to end.


Aug 31, 2011
Calf pain transferred to the other side
by: Anonymous

I had calf pain at the same time as a knee injury in my left leg. The calf pain was unbearable - felt like all the muscles were twisting themslves into a knot. After many scans/tests, all the pysio/orthopediac surgeon/rheumatologist could say was that I had some sort of arthritic condition (due to high inflamatory markers in the blood test) and a probable tear to the memiscus. After teo steroid injections in the knee, the knee pain and calf pain subsided at the same time. I still don't have normal use of my left knee, but it's 100% better than it was. Now, 3 months down the line, the right calf has started with the same (but without an associated knee injury). I now think the calf pain that I had was unrelated to the knee, but what is causing it?

I had started to wonder about nerve problems - as this is one thing that none of the 'experts' has considered. However, where does the high level of inflamation come into this? The rheumatologist is still pushing at teh arthritis side of things as the inflamatory markers are slightly elevated sonce the right leg started playing up.

I'm getting really fed up of experts who only look at the last test results and don't try to fit all the pieces together...

Feb 19, 2012
aggravated NEW
by: Linda

I had left knee arthroscopic surgery 3 1/2 months ago for a meniscus tear,chrondromalacia and ganglion cyst. I too had bad calf pain for about 3 weeks. Blood clot was ruled out by ultrasound.
The problem now is that I have begun to limp more now than before the surgery. I can't seem to walk two blocks without pain and I start to limp. Now I have hip pain and low back pain as well. I don't think the surgeon removed the cyst because it was never even addressed. From what I am reading they tend to resolve on its own. But I wonder if is the cyst thatg is causing the problem now. Has anybody had a similiar situation. How common is surgical removal of a ganglion cyst in the knee. I have nnever heard of it. I also had PT after surgery and did everything she told me to do. No more and no less. I am very aggravated that now I can't walk very well.

And by the way the surgeon wants to do synvisc injections along with cortisone injections at the same time. Maybe I should leave well enough alone.

Feb 19, 2012
Calf pain after knee injury NEW
by: Anonymous

The calf pain ended up being a blood clot - in spite of two US scans to identify DVT. The problem is that the DVT scan doesn't actually look at the calf muscle. It seems that the clots I was getting were 'small' and not detected by the normal DVT scan. Only found when my GP and physio told me I had torn my calf muscle (forget the fact that I couldn't actually do anything that would tear a calf muscle due to the knee pain!) and sent me for an ultrasound on the calf. The result - no torn calf muscle, but a small (40mm long!) clot in one of the fairly minor deep veins. After warfarin treatment, my calves are now pain free!

Feb 19, 2012
Calf pain after knee injury NEW
by: Anonymous

The calf pain ended up being a blood clot - in spite of two US scans to identify DVT. The problem is that the DVT scan doesn't actually look at the calf muscle. It seems that the clots I was getting were 'small' and not detected by the normal DVT scan. Only found when my GP and physio told me I had torn my calf muscle (forget the fact that I couldn't actually do anything that would tear a calf muscle due to the knee pain!) and sent me for an ultrasound on the calf. The result - no torn calf muscle, but a small (40mm long!) clot in one of the fairly minor deep veins. After warfarin treatment, my calves are now pain free!

Feb 19, 2012
Calf pain after knee injury NEW
by: Anonymous

The calf pain ended up being a blood clot - in spite of two US scans to identify DVT. The problem is that the DVT scan doesn't actually look at the calf muscle. It seems that the clots I was getting were 'small' and not detected by the normal DVT scan. Only found when my GP and physio told me I had torn my calf muscle (forget the fact that I couldn't actually do anything that would tear a calf muscle due to the knee pain!) and sent me for an ultrasound on the calf. The result - no torn calf muscle, but a small (40mm long!) clot in one of the fairly minor deep veins. After warfarin treatment, my calves are now pain free!

May 12, 2012
I need help NEW
by: Anonymous

Had meniscus surgery two months ago I went to my doctor with terrible calf pain he ordered an ultrasound iwas diagnosed with a dvt and put in the hospital for one week were i was given blood thinners.Came home and was taking cumadin for three week.Had another ultrasound yesterday it showed no dvt but a large bakers cyst,now i am wondering if i ever had a blood clot? Am still in terrible pain in my calf,My doctor isn't giving me any answers.I can hardly walk my calf hurt so much!!!!

May 23, 2012
Knee Cyst Surgery & Calf Pain NEW
by: Marie

Hi Everyone sorry to hear you too are in pain. Right here's the score with me. I'm 33 & suffered pain knee/calf pain area for the last 2.5 yrs before seeking NHS doctors advice. After finding an old video, well it turns out its been longer then I think and closer to 6yrs+ with no injury. I think the only reason I noticed was due to a lump appearing on the outer part of the left knee area, not huge but I know it hasn't always been there. Anyway after a early doc appointment I was told knee's can change shape over time, it made me laugh but when you compare the two you can see a big difference. At some points I can't step on it, been to A&E who dismissed it & said no cart/lig damage after the usual examination to high light these problems. Returning to the doc's again after sometime & insisting on X-RAY I was then advised by a physio that a small bone growth had shown up but nothing to worrying about! So after playing along to a reg physio appointment and at last resort & tried acupuncture in case it was my ITBS band, even though no signs of any tightness movement restrictions, just a few tender points. Well after no success with the physio, I've now been referred to a Orthopaedic Surgeon who after a 2 min examination diagnosis a lateral meniscal tear with lateral meniscal cyst. Of course we all know that without a MRI there is no way to tell for sure, so why waste these peeps time. Even before I've been referred or stumbled across this site I've been concerned that the pain is something else, have no idea what just nothing seems to fit! Well aware of referred pain etc but just concerned that I'll end up agreeing to an op and not be fixed afterwards. The main problems I've noticed is being woken with sharp shooting/stabbing pains in the top of calf & down left side, of knee (on here calf pain could be described as cramps, which sounds like it too) sometime I have to help pick my leg up to move its position. I also suffer from these pains when sitting doing nothing. Sometimes when out walking I can put no weight on that leg until the pain has passed and sometime I feel like I have to swing my leg out to the side slightly when walking rather then move it forward, however I think the pain is on the swinging forward to take the next step. Walking down hill is also more painful then up hill on both knees. Another thing I've noticed and hope I'm not going mad ;o) is that where the lump is on the outer part of my knee I don't seem to have the same sensation compared to my right knee. I can press rather hard and feel very little, the physio thought that something might be pressing on my nerve running down the outside of leg..... could this be the cyst? Does anyone else have this problem? Will report on my situation, hopefully not so long. Hope you all get sorted soon Marie

Jul 23, 2012
help torn meniscus surgery NEW
by: Anonymous

had meniscus surgery five months ago,ended up in the hospital one week with a blood clot and a bakers cyst. was on cumadin for two months and here i am still in pain.i had pt for 5 weeks still no relief,before the surgery i walked 5 miles a day and went to the gym 3 times a week now i can hardly walk,i am thing about getting a second oppinion though my doctor is a sports surgeon i am having second thoughts about him.a friend had the same meniscus trouble did not have the surgery and is doing great!!

Aug 23, 2012
calf pain after meniscus surgery NEW
by: Tina

I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Repaired the tear and found arthritis on my knee at a level 3.....recovery after surgery was awesome....but now almost 2 months after surgery I am having more pain in my knee and the back of my upper calf....I can't even tell you how bad it hurts. I am taking an aspirin twice a day per dr's instructions since surgery. I am reading allot about blood clots and cysts? Any advice? My surgeon not available until next week...I am a tad nervous. Would appreciate any advice.

Aug 23, 2012
calf pain after meniscus surgery NEW
by: Tina

I had surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Repaired the tear and found arthritis on my knee at a level 3.....recovery after surgery was awesome....but now almost 2 months after surgery I am having more pain in my knee and the back of my upper calf....I can't even tell you how bad it hurts. I am taking an aspirin twice a day per dr's instructions since surgery. I am reading allot about blood clots and cysts? Any advice? My surgeon not available until next week...I am a tad nervous. Would appreciate any advice.

Aug 23, 2012
Calf pain after surgery NEW
by: Anonymous

I too had meniscus tear repair surgery and I am happy to say that this will pass. I had terrible calf pain after my surgery and I truly thought I would have to put up with the pain forever.

I continued going to physical therapy as I was told to do - and I also continued doing my knee exercises at home way after my therapy was over.

It took me a good six months to start feeling better - and I am happy to say that the pain in the calf/knee is gone and my knee is absolutely perfect!

I am 66 yrs old . . . there's hope for you. Don't give up - keep up with the exercises.

Aug 23, 2012
Calf pain after surgery NEW
by: Anonymous

I too had meniscus tear repair surgery and I am happy to say that this will pass. I had terrible calf pain after my surgery and I truly thought I would have to put up with the pain forever.

I continued going to physical therapy as I was told to do - and I also continued doing my knee exercises at home way after my therapy was over.

It took me a good six months to start feeling better - and I am happy to say that the pain in the calf/knee is gone and my knee is absolutely perfect!

I am 66 yrs old . . . there's hope for you. Don't give up - keep up with the exercises.

Sep 25, 2012
ganglion cyst behind knee NEW
by: SueAnn

I have pain behind my knee. Started as a radiating cramping pain toward the calf. MRI done and showed miniscule loose body, ganglion cyst in my calf muscle. meniscus and knee it self looks good. Told I could exercise. Played soccer and knee pains in calf and sometimes in medially. dont want to cycle between ok and pain. Afraid of more serious damadge.How difficult is it to recover from a ganglion cyst surgery? Will it be worse if I wait? Has anyone with similar experience?

Sep 25, 2012
ganglion cyst behind knee NEW
by: SueAnn

I have pain behind my knee. Started as a radiating cramping pain toward the calf. MRI done and showed miniscule loose body, ganglion cyst in my calf muscle. meniscus and knee it self looks good. Told I could exercise. Played soccer and knee pains in calf and sometimes in medially. dont want to cycle between ok and pain. Afraid of more serious damadge.How difficult is it to recover from a ganglion cyst surgery? Will it be worse if I wait? Has anyone with similar experience?

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