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

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Dr. Theodore Shybut
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In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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