It is a cyst usually at the back of the knee and can be painful.
It presents a lump and they can get quite big.
It makes kneeling and squatting excruciating painful possible only for seconds at a time, in my case.
I noticed the lump long after the physical problems developing.
The synovial fluid sac of the knee bulges out abnormally. It can burst so I have had to stop running
I have read it is related to hypothyroidism but my doctor (who is a knee expert) did not think the two had any known connexion.
I had Achilles tendinitis in the same leg some time back that required a decompression anterior compartment syndrome and have had plantar fasciitis in that foot too.
I suffered terrible cramps in this leg in particular (was prescribed quinine which stopped it and eventually I no longer needed the quinine). The cramps came back with a vengeance as I became severely hypothyroid, and before diagnosis. They have reduced with levothyroxine treatment but I still get the odd bout of it.
I am interested to know if anyone else here with hypothyroidism has a Bakers Cyst...or similar problems to mine.
I am hypothyroid
on levothyroxine (125/120mg 5/2 x per week),
It has recently been discovered I have VitD deficiency (29.3 on D3 2000iu/day)
and have been prescribed antidepressants 10mg/day because of a sudden bout of severe depression which may be related to the Vit D deficiency.