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

fossa.

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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