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What is a good way to rehab bursa sac inflammation in the knee?

What is a good way to rehab bursa sac inflammation in the knee?

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 more

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Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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What is a good way to shrink bursa sac of the knee?

What is a good way to shrink bursa sac of the 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

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Swelling knee water bursa sac. What are causes?

Bursa: Usually prepatellar bursitis is caused by direct or shear-type injury to area in front of kneecap. A pes anserine bursitis is ususally caused by activity with tight hamstrings that pull on this insertion site. ...Read more

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What could be the cause for the pain in my knee? Seems like the bursa sac is scooting forward on me.

Multiple like arthr-: Itis, meniscal injury, being the common ones. The bursa is usually the result of one of these causes. Getting rid of the cause would treat the bursa as well. See an orthopod. ...Read more

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Is it possible for the bursa sac in the knee be destroyed?

Is it possible for the bursa sac in the knee be destroyed?

Several bursae: Usually we don't use destroyed for a bursal sac. They can become inflamed. There are several about the knee. The largest on is in front of the kneecap. ...Read more

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Will a cyst or a damaged bursa sac under the knee cause a lymph node around the knee to swell?

Will a cyst or a damaged bursa sac under the knee cause a lymph node around the knee to swell?

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

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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

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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?

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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Why would one's bursa sac above their knee be swollen continuously for multiple years and not respond to any basic treatments, like RICE and the like?

Why would one's bursa sac above their knee be swollen continuously for multiple years and not respond to any basic treatments, like RICE and the like?

Repeated trauma?: Dear RCook, I am sorry to hear about problem. Is the swelling accompanied by pain? If not, maybe this is a chronic change that will not go away. If there is pain, I wonder if there is repeated trauma like working on your knees, or chronic infection. Good luck ...Read more

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I drained my knee bursa sac yesterday at home now its warm and red. Is this normal? Can i wait to call the dr tomorrow or should I go to er?

Drained knee?: I'm not sure what you mean but if you put something sharp in and caused fluid to come out and now . . . This is an infection until proven otherwise. Go in now! ...Read more

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