KNEE BURSITIS

Description

  • Knee bursitis is inflammation of a bursa located near your knee joint

Symptoms

  • Pain or tenderness in your knee
  • Decreased movement or stiffness of your knee
  • Red, warm, swollen skin over your knee

Causes

  • Frequent and sustained pressure
  • A direct blow to your knee
  • Bacterial infection of the bursa
  • Complications from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or gout in your knee
  • Overuse of your knees

Risk Factors

  • Excessive kneeling
  • Participation in certain sports
  • Obesity and osteoarthritis

Diagnostic Tests

  • Physical examination
  • Aspiration
  • Blood tests
  • X-rays
  • MRI scan
  • Ultrasound

Treatment

  • Aspiration
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medicine:
  • NSAIDs
  • Antibiotics
  • Corticosteroid injection
  • Bursectomy

Lifestyle Management

  • Rest your knee
  • Apply ice
  • Apply compression
  • Elevate your knee