Knee bursitis is inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac (bursa) located near your knee joint. Bursae live between your bones and soft tissue and reduce friction near your joints. Inflammation of the knee bursa most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of your knee below the joint. This can cause pain and limit your mobility.
Your risk of developing knee bursitis can increase from:
● Prolonged kneeling
● Participation in certain sports
● Obesity and osteoarthritis
FAQs: Knee Bursitis in Staten Island, NY at Still Well Pain Management
What causes knee bursitis?
Knee bursitis usually occurs when there is over-stressing or repetitive use of the areas around your joints. For example, people who kneel, particularly on harder surfaces (carpenters, road workers, etc.), for prolonged periods of time are at risk of developing knee bursitis. This condition can also be caused by direct trauma (from a contact sport, for example) or infection.
What are the symptoms of knee bursitis?
Symptoms of knee bursitis may vary depending on which bursa is affected and what’s causing the inflammation. In addition to pain, common symptoms of knee bursitis include tenderness, swelling and warmth around the affected area.
How can I help prevent knee bursitis from developing?
To avoid knee bursitis or prevent it from recurring, we recommend wearing knee pads if you’re on your knees for a prolonged period of time, taking regular breaks and stretching, avoiding excessive squatting and achieving and maintaining a healthy weight.
How is knee bursitis treated?
Treatment for knee bursitis often includes a combination of self-care and doctor-administered treatments to alleviate pain and inflammation. Your treatment may include medication, physical therapy, lifestyle changes, home remedies, knee braces and corticosteroid injections.
How can I get started with knee bursitis treatments in Staten Island?
To learn more about how these treatments can help relieve the pain of your knee bursitis, call 718-448-6373 or request a consultation online today.
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