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I have bursitis in my knee. It is very painful.Does anyone have experience or s

  1. profile image59
    Our Ms Krisposted 6 years ago

    I have bursitis in my knee.  It is very painful.Does anyone have experience or suggestions for this?

  2. KCBallz profile image34
    KCBallzposted 6 years ago

    I am just a humble X-ray tech so take my advice with a grain (or less) of salt.

    Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa (the sac in between the joint of the knee that contains synovial fluid) and when this area becomes inflamed it is very difficult to get it to heal because of it's position in the body and the job it is required to do.

    I know you have probably already heard this a million times but ibuprofen and ice are probably going to be your best bet (short of a steroid injection).

    It always amazes me just how effective these two simple treatments can be when applied rigorously.

    "Itis" is inflammation (swelling) and ice and ibuprofen are what reduce swelling the best (for OTC and at home care).

    Again, just an X-ray tech, so proceed with caution.

    Please follow up with your doctor as a ruptured bursa is much worse than bursitis and could result in a knee replacement.

    Best of luck!


  3. krisingreen profile image59
    krisingreenposted 6 years ago

    bursitis is an inflammation right?
    so the best thing to do is to reduce the inflammation
    using ice packs. This can also numb the area temporarily so you might need to do this from time to time.

  4. Matt Stark profile image79
    Matt Starkposted 6 years ago

    Ice and an anti-inflammatory can help.  It's also important to ensure your knee functions well with optimizing strength, mobility, and flexibility.  I would exercise and stretch and avoid activities that make the pain worse.  You can always see a physical therapist to help.