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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.

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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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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Swollen knee for 6 weeks. Went do dr. Said bursitis hasnt gone away. Should i go back in? Am 34 female average weight good health just want it gone ib

Swollen knee for 6 weeks. Went do dr. Said bursitis hasnt gone away. Should i go back in? Am 34 female average weight good health just want it gone ib

Need consultation: The swelling has persisted and may indicate internal knee damage. I suggest you see an orthopedist. S/he may well recommend a knee MRl to see what the problem is. Fluid on the joint may or may not be due to internal damage requiring surgery. ...Read more

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Could I have a bursitis in my knee even though it hasn't swollen?

Could I have a bursitis in my knee even though it hasn't swollen?

Yes: The bursa of the knee can be inflamed without necessarily causing visible swelling. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have pes bursitis in rt. Knee then other ankle the next week? Swollen & painful. RICE/ how long & what gym exercises is safe?Help

Is it possible to have pes bursitis  in rt. Knee then other ankle the next week? Swollen & painful. RICE/ how long & what gym exercises is safe?Help

Inflamation: "ITIS" is a reflection many times of " too much ,too quickly" Thus in the lower extremities it is common to see multiple affects sites . RICE is basic , but one needs to assess what they r doing too much of to create the problem. Many times u are helped by decreasing the activity, then slowly titrating upwards to gain the desired amount of time spent doing the activity. ...Read more

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What can I use for strained left knee can be tiresome when walking or standing. It's tip of knee to across the center is tender&swollen.Bursitis?

Plastic wrap: Might want to see a doctor/ short of that try wrapping it at night with plastic food wrap several layers it keeps in the body heat and can help frequently (old horse trainer trick) also topically can apply any of these 3 1) olive oil 2) wd40 3 DMSO which you can get at tractor supply these can help sometimes and do not seem to have any really big down side if pain persists see a docto. ...Read more

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How can you heal chronic knee bursitis?

How can  you heal chronic 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 more

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

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

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! ...Read more

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How long can the swelling caused by bursitis of the knee normally take to go down?

Knee bursitis: This depends on the cause and the severity of the bursitis. If the cause can be haulted then swelling can start to decrease slowly over weeks to months. If the activity causing the bursitis is continued then the swelling may be persistant. ...Read more

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I had knee bursitis for about an year. Please tell me how do you heal chronic knee bursitis?

I had knee bursitis for about an year. Please tell me how do you heal chronic knee bursitis?

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

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Is bursitis of knee accompanied by eczema?

Is bursitis of knee accompanied by eczema?

Knee bursitis: The two problems are usually thought of as separate. There are some cases of bursitis that can be associated with psoriasis. ...Read more

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Keep getting bursitis in both knees. Why is this occurring?

Keep getting bursitis in both knees. Why is this occurring?

See below: All depend where the inflamed bursae is located.The origen could be inflamatory in nature(autoimmune diseases) or mechanical(something is irritating the bursae due to chronic friction)could be traumatic also such as collisions in sports. ...Read more

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Is there anything i could do to make the pain from bursitis of the knee bearable?

Is there anything i could  do to make the pain from bursitis of the knee bearable?

Bursitis: Bursitis around the knee can occur in several locations. On the outside of the knee the itb can rub against the lateral epicondyle and cause a form of runner's knee in runners that run a lot of hills. On the inside of the knee one can have pes bursitis. For these two sites ice massage, stretching a NSAID cream such as voltaren gel or a Flector Patch (diclofenac) can be helpful. ...Read more

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What to do if you get a bursitis on the knee, how to reduce the pain, before my mri.

What to do if you get a bursitis on the knee, how to reduce the pain, before my mri.

Ibuprofen or Aleve (naproxen) -: For the pain and swelling would help. Resting the knee in a knee immobilizer would be helpful. Not kneeling on it would be very important not to have it come back again & again. ...Read more