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Asymptomatic Knee Bursitis
Muscles, not bursea: Travell, MD the matriarch of pain therapy noted pain pathology is in muscles not joints. She stated that any joint area stiffness, aching and tension was due to muscles not the joint proper. So her myofascial therapy protocols are designed to treat all types of "joint pain." begin a self-care self/pro massage, chiropractor, heat, epsom soaking, stretching. I use acupuncture! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Might need surgery: First line treatments are relative rest (avoid any offending activities, for example kneeling on the inflamed bursa), ice, compression, and nsaids; 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! ...Read more
No change in knee bursitis, over 2 weeks. Still no pain. Cant afford to limit my activity anymore. I need this to get better. Help!
?: If you have not yet seen a doctor for this it might be the best thing on the other hand if it is not painful you might consider just watching it and resuming activity as tolerated good luck. ...Read more
How long will knee bursitis last if i stay off of it? Its not painful or infected, its already been a little over a week. I really want to go running!
Go slow!: Let pain be your guide. Assuming the current conservative treatment is working, slowly start increasing your activity - perhaps just walking, or jogging a short distance. Stop if you get even a "twinge" of pain. Then see how things feel for the next day or so. If there are no signs of aggravating the injury (swelling or pain returns or worsens), then you can try again for a longer distance. ...Read more
My dr told me i had knee bursitis 6 months ago but after the swelling went down i still feel pain constantly. How can I get rid of the knee pain?
Go back to your doc: The first step in fixing any problem is an accurate diagnosis. If the swelling has gone away but the pain is continueing it is time to go back to your doctor and get rechecked. This could be as simple as requiring more time to heal or you could have an additional problem such as chondromalacia ( a roughening of the underside of the kneecap) or a joint/ tendon injury. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I have knee bursitis? Knee is very swollen, tender near the front, feels warm & very difficult to bend. It hit the edge of a bathtub last summer.
It is possible : There 4 types of knee bursitis- suprapatellar, prepatellar, infrapatellar and pes anserine. Bursitis may be due to trauma, infection or inflammation. You may experience pain, swelling, tenderness and feel a lump on top of your knee cap plus may have difficulty bending/kneeling.Given the possibility of infection and need to rule out alternative possibilities, i recommend seeing a physician asap. ...Read more
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