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Bursitis Knee Swollen
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
Would it be possible to have a family member in the room during surgery for bursitis in the knees?
Possible: Not probable. Talk to the surgeon and find rules of the or in your area. ...Read more
Think I have bursitis in knee, what can I do to help. Got a running (10k) race just days away, will I be ok to run?
I have bursitis of left knee for 2nd time. When i touch my knee you can feel it creaking and when standing it kind of feels like giving way. Why?
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
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
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
What are they other injection therapies , not cortisone and are they successful in treating bursitis of knee in the lower inside.
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