Natural Remedies to Get Rid of a Baker’s Cyst

Natural Remedies to Get Rid of a Baker’s Cyst

There are literally 1000’s of natural remedies to get rid of a baker’s cyst. Basically, many people are looking for alternative solutions for their knee issues due to a growing mistrust in the conventional medical model. Obviously, some natural remedies work better than others. We’ll cover a few natural remedies for a baker’s cyst you can test and try out today.

Working with natural remedies requires more individual responsibility. Research, patience and observation is key as we being to empower ourselves with the knowledge and understand what works for each of us as we take our health back.

Hip Exercises for Baker’s Cyst Relief

Hip exercises create movement in the pelvis which is the “pump” of the lymphatic system. This increased movement increases lymph circulation in the leg and can help the body begin to resolve the baker’s cyst on it’s own. Not only are theses exercises are primarily non weight bearing and geared to have minimal aggravation to the baker’s cyst, but they also help increase your flexibility and mobility which is a win-win combo!

Hip Rotations

  • Most importantly when a baker’s cyst is very sore. Doing hip rotations on your back is a very effective way of getting movement in your pelvis and relieving the pain of a Baker’s Cyst.

Leg Swings

  • Done using a wall, counter, chair or railing to hold/lean onto. Swinging your Baker’s Cyst leg back and forth slowly and gently as a way to increase blood flow and get movement in the pelvis is another non-weight bearing exercise to relieve the pain of a baker’s cyst. This swinging can be very small! You don’t have to look like Richard Simmons!

Ankle Stands

  • Start with your baker’s cyst leg first and using a chair or railing for support. Put gentle pressure on the outside of your foot first to relieve the pain of the baker’s cyst.

Homeopathic Remedies to Reduce Size and Pain of a Baker’s Cyst

Another effective natural remedy strategy to get rid of a Baker’s Cyst is Homeopathy. Homeopathic remedies are FDA approved and can get to the very root of the issue of pain associated with a Baker’s Cyst, as well as, help address the underlying cause.

Below are 3 of the most effective homeopathic remedies for the general symptoms commonly experienced with a Baker’s Cyst. For guidance on a specific remedy, frequency to take the remedy or maybe even a customized remedy, I’d have you contact, Christina Thevaos, the homeopath I work with most directly.

  • Ledum palustre (Ledum) 30C
    • Rheumatic or gouty pain in knee from Baker’s Cyst, especially if the area is better from cold/ice applications
    • Swollen knee, may be hot or even cold to the touch
    • Often used in combination with Arnica for traumatic injuries
    • BTW, it’a great remedy for puncture wounds, insect bites or stings, and bruising around the eyes
  • Silicea (Silica) 12x
    • Shooting pain in knee/leg with Baker’s cyst.
    • You may also have cramps in calves and soles of feet
    • You may have some weakness or loss of power in leg or even both legs when you stand or walk
    • You may notice a tendency for the part/side of the body laid on to fall asleep
  • Arnica montana (Arnica) 30C
    • Used for pain relief, reducing inflammation, and promoting healing of bruises, sprains, and muscle soreness
    • Believed to have anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties
    • Take orally in pellets or used topically in a salve or rub

Essential Oils to Help Reduce a Baker’s Cyst

Lastly, we get to essential oils to reduce the pain of a baker’s cyst.

In addition to smelling quite good, essential oils have many anti-inflammatory properties which can help reduce the size of a baker’s cyst. One thing to note, essential oils can be irritating to the skin. Mix a few drops of the essential oil with a “carrier oil” like coconut oil, olive oil, or grapeseed oil.

  • Cypress (use topically diluted in carrier oil)
    • Cupressus sempervirens., The cypress tree is an evergreen, needle-bearing tree with small, rounded and woody cones
    • Anti-inflammatory: Helps reduce inflammation, redness, and swelling
    • Helps increase circulation (exactly what’s needed in Baker’s Cyst!)
    • arthritis, muscle spasms, cramps and restless leg syndrome, or general muscle aches and pains
  • Hyssop (use topically diluted in carrier oil)
    • Hyssopus Officinalis. This shrub grows mainly in the Mediterranean region and was known as a holy or sacred herb that is mentioned in the Bible.
    • Has muscle relaxant and antispasmotic properties
    • Helps promote circulation
    • Useful in rheumatism, arthritis, gout, and swelling
  • Juniper (use topically diluted in carrier oil)
    • Comes from the fresh or dried berries and needles of the Juniperus communis plant species
    • It helps the body detox, is anti-inflammatory and helps improve circulation

In conclusion, it’s important to understand when using a natural approach to get rid of a baker’s cyst, we’ve got to test and see what works for pain, swelling, and inflammation. Be persistent, consistent and above all else, if it hurts don’t do it!

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