Knee bursitis occurs when the bursa near your knee joint becomes inflamed as a result of an injury or everyday wear and tear. Bursae are small, liquid-filled sacs that help cushion joints. Knee bursitis may be to blame for your discomfort if you are experiencing pain around the knee that gradually worsens, event at rest, or a warm sensation, swelling, and tenderness around the knee joint. It’s important to promptly consult a physician if you notice any of these symptoms, especially if they persist or are accompanied by a fever.
How is knee bursitis treated?
If you are diagnosed with knee bursitis, your treatment will likely focus on reducing symptoms while your bursa naturally heals. Many patients respond well to conservative approaches like physical therapy and bracing, but others may need more advanced treatments such as anti-inflammatory injections, joint aspiration, or surgical removal of the affected bursa. If the bursa becomes infected, antibiotics may also be prescribed.
Orthopaedic Specialists provides the latest advances in both conservative and surgical treatment to patients with knee bursitis and other painful joint conditions. If you would like to consult a physician about your knee pain, contact us today or take advantage of our convenient online scheduling form.