Baker Cyst - osmosis patches
Hi dear folks, I am awaiting my GP appointment Friday about my RA/biologic fears and this Baker Cyst. Just wondered if any of you had heard of the Osmosis patches to go behind the knee? I know theoretically how they draw out the fluid into a powder in the patch overnight and I believe there is tourmaline crystal/powder in it, but does anyone know if they are safe? Or has anyone ever tried them? I am using my micro wheat pad, as an ice pack too cold for me at the mo. (It has an effect to make me rush to the loo in cold weather and with these knees that isn't always going to be a successful race!! I do feel ice may help more, but have to pluck up courage as I don't like doing it. I will do it upstairs so I am near the loo! I am sceptical about many of these wonder products but someone told me it had worked for them too. A shoulder bursitis.
I am not allowed another Kenalog injection on it as it is too soon since the last, but my problem has been having to tap/kick open my porch door regularly to let the cat in as it has swelled in the snowy wet weather (door not cat!!) and so has the front door. They always go back to normal about March so no use shaving bits off! Have to jab door with my foot with a pair or sturdy soled (Reiker) shoes on but my rheumatologist said this will have aggravated the joint and made the cyst come back full. I hope my GP will write to to see if at least the Rheumatologist may try and drain the cyst direct.
Neon Kitty x