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Damaging Busa Sac Knee
Bursa sac: Swelling of the bursa surrounding the knee which is called "prepatellar bursitis" can be addressed with serial ice applications over a towel that is placed on the knee for 10-15 minutes at a time. Avoid kneeling and hyperflexing of the knee and place a compressive bandage as an additional treatment. ...Read more
Infection?: Lymph nodes typically swell near sites of infection. An infected knee bursa could cause nearby lymph nodes to swell. Potential infections should always be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more
RICE: And i don't mean the white kind in a bowl with soy sauce. Rest-ice-compression-elevation, especially if it's tender, hard to bend, and hurts at the end of the day. This can help relieve the swelling and pain, along with nsaid's. Keep the knee active, limit high impact activity on it though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have injured my left knee 3 times. All resulting in the bursting of my bursa sac. The second to last time was larger than usual and it hurt more tha?
Good news though: Tx of burst or ruptured bursae is rarely invasive & does not typically require surgical intervention.In severe cases, needle aspiration & injection of steroids to reduce the amount of inflammation may be necessary. Usual treatments include ice compresses, rest, elevation of the joint , take Ibuprofen or naproxen. If infected , you will need antibiotics & recovery may be longer than 2-3 weeks. ...Read more
I popped the bursa sac in my right knee 4 years ago and still have constant pain in my knee. Is there anything I should be concerned about?
Yes: Persistent pain in any part of the body is cause for concern. There are many underlying causes for chronic knee pain. See an orthopedic doctor for an evaluation . They will take a history, examine you and probably take an xray to start. In the case of the knee more often then not a MRI is ordered. ...Read more
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