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Knee Prepatellar Bursitis
Knee Bursitis: Fluid over the knee can occur after working on your hands and knees. If the fluid is drained it usually will resolve. Sometimes it may take multiple aspirations. If it is drained use ice , do not use heat. If you are being treated solely with rest and anti-inflammatory meds it may take several weeks to resolve. The most important point is to try and avoid direct contact to the area. ...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
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
What are they other injection therapies , not cortisone and are they successful in treating bursitis of knee in the lower inside.
I had a cortisone shot 5.days ago in knee but still have pain to the touch. I have bursitis is it normal to still have pain after 5 days thanks ?
Cortisone: Even a properly performed cortisone injection can take up to a week or more to really take effect. If you are having any symptoms of infection, such as redness, warmth at the injection site, drainage, swelling see your doctor for treatment. Otherwise, give it a couple more days for the cortisone to take effect. ...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
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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