What Is It/

How Is It Recognized/

Is Massage indicated

Condition Name

What Are They?

How Are They Recognized?

or Contraindicated?

Baker's Cysts

Baker's cysts are fluid-filled

Baker's cysts are usually painless

Massage is locally contraindicated

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extensions of the synovial

sacs that are palpable deep to the

` in the popliteal fossa anyway,


membrane at the knee.

superficial fascia in the popliteal

and especially if the client has a


They protrude into the


Baker's cyst. In addition, if any


popliteal fossa.


signs of circulatory disruption




(coldness, clamminess, edema)




are distal to the cyst, that whole




area is a contraindication, and




the client needs to be cleared of




the possibility of thrombosis.

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