Baker’s Cyst
Answered by: Christine Dennis
Question from: Tony
Posted on: January 28, 2011

I have 2 bakers cysts, left knee has ruptured, right one not yet, through doctors and appointments, I could be off work for a total of 3-4 months which I feel is crazy, and the pain I am experiencing will be the end. It has been suggested that Nettle or Celandine might be a good choice to fix me naturally and of course quicker.

I do not believe neither nettles nor celandine will fix the problem for you. Unfortunately this is often a time issue. Time for the fluid to reabsorb or rupture and then reabsorb. Heat applied topically can help to reduce the pain. A poultice using pokeroot or poke oil compresses might help to speed up the reabsorbtion. Herbal pain reliever may be of benefit - willow bark, Jamaican dogwood, meadowsweet (Filipendula almaria) and prickly ash are a few examples. These can be taken a few times per day to help reduce the pain.

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