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Bursitis of the Knee: Symptoms and Treatment


Inflammation of the knee or the small fluid-filled sac near the knee joint.

Knee bursitis is most commonly seen in athletes; up to 10% of runners develop knee bursitis. [1]

1. Requires a medical diagnosis
2. Lab tests or imaging often required
3. Can lead to varying degrees of other complications
4. Extremely common form of injury

Bursitis of the knee is known as the inflammation of the knee or the small fluid-filled sac called the bursa, which is situated just right beside the knee joint. The Bursae helps in reducing the friction that happens when the joints are forced against each other. It can be inflamed due to heavy injury.


People may experience:
1. Pain in the knee and the joints
2. Inflammation around the areas of the knee
3. Difficulty in sitting and performing tasks when the knee is swollen
4. Swelling when the knee is subjected to pressure


Self Care: Warm compresses with a towel can help bring the swelling down.

Medications: Anti-inflammatory drugs or painkillers can prove to be helpful, and should be taken under a doctors guidance and prescription.

Specialists: Consult a doctor if the symptoms are evident and the condition worsens. At mfine, we provide accurate diagnosis and comprehensive treatment plans for all health concerns under a team of qualified doctors.

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