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Hi again

I was diagnosed today with achilles tendonitis in my right heel and a bakers cyst behind my left knee. I have been in a lot of pain lately but just put it down to RA. Are these things related to raise and will I need surgery at all?

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    Related to "RA" it should say..
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    hienglish rose I have bakers cyst in both knees but no surgery yest I was injections into the cysts help the disperse if they leak into the knees the course swelling leg to go hard it is a RA related I have advanced rheaumatiod arthritis I have deep rooted bakers cyst until they grow otherwise left alone
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    I'm sorry you have another issue/s to deal with:  it certainly does sound painful !!  Perhaps using a pair of crutches for time to give both a rest...even though you have an issue with both legs, it may help to alleviate the weight bearing?  After having a long period of Tendonites in L) are, and after much un-invasive treatment, such as Physio and Hydrocortisone Injections, I ended up having to have Surgery, as with all "ites" issues, it means Infection, which means Pus can be the result, you will certainly have to keep an eye on same, and if primary treatment doesn't improve the tendonites, then, Yes, surgery may be a result.  Has your doctor suggested haveing the Cyst drained, via a needle with local anaesthetic?  Sometimes these too need to be removed, but as in the area of knee, an Orthopaedic Surgeon could do same in his rooms, with a local anaesthetic??? (must tell you that I live, and have only worked in Australian Hospitals, so treatment maybe  probably quite different in your homeland?)
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      Thanks Bronwyn and Sian..

      my gp gave me a gel to rub into the bakers cyst and said he might have to send me to a specialist for the tendonitis thing. I already see my rheumy consultant every 3 months but not sure if it will be a didifferent specialist for tendonitis? X

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      Hi again Bronwyn..

      I can't use crutches because of RA in my wrists/hands.. I have been walking on my toes (right leg) so I don't put weight on my heel. Haven't done loads of walking lately to be honest. My gp didn't mention draining the cyst on my left leg but he did give me tramadol for the pain. He said if the meds don't work he'll send me to another specialist. X

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    Hi I also have ra and ruptured my Achilles and been left with tendonitis been told it is related and painful. I had to spend many months in a special boot. And had to sleep downstairs but fine now part from some pain and swelling

    Take care x

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    I've had baker's Cysts and my Rhuematologist drained the fluid from my knee and gave me a steroid injection. It helped. You need to constantly tell them when you don't feel good-it's the only way to get help.

    Good luck

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    hienglish rose same here im fed one thing after another but they say that want rheumy does get things one after enough sorry  for late reply no been welll shoulder musce spasm due fibromayaligia feel a little better if my cysts dont goe my need doing under orthopadic of if they bust like mine did course legs to sell up go ;like tree trunks and hard hope you get some help 
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    thanks english rose it terrble i got mine throght fractured spine coursed by a trauma brought my fibro and made rheumy worst
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