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how do you help the pain from bursitis in a knee so you can walk?

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
Sports Medicine 17 years experience
Try nonop first: First line treatments are relative rest (avoid any offending activities, for example kneeling on the inflamed bursa), ice, compression, and nsaids (naproxen, ibuprofen, etc); if that has failed a corticosteroid injection can be tried; if lengthy nonop tx fails, the bursa can be surgically excised. See a knee specialist for eval and tx. Good luck!

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