Unfortunately, there is no specific treatment for Baker’s cyst, but people who have a problem with their knee joints can lessen the chances that they will have it by being careful not to overstress their knee joints or by having other knee problems treated promptly. It is also known that by taking an anti-inflammatory and eating a low-salt diet one can also help prevent the problem by reducing inflammation. In older people, Baker’s cyst can be caused by osteoarthritis in the knee joint. Even children can develop Baker’s cyst, but in these cases it is caused by a malformation of the knee joint. Regardless, it might benefit the sufferer to curtail certain movements during their recovery.