Knee bursitis is inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac (bursa) situated near your knee joint where by it reduce friction and cushion pressure points between your bones and the tendons, muscles and skin near your joints.
Any of the bursa in your knee can become inflamed, but knee bursitis most commonly occurs over the kneecap or on the inner side of your knee below the joint. Knee bursitis causes pain and can limit your mobility.
Knee bursitis can be caused by:
Knee bursitis signs and symptoms vary, depending on which bursa is affected and what's causing the inflammation.
The pain from bursitis may be worse with movement, but it may also occur at rest.
In addition to pain, people with knee bursitis may experience:
If a bursa is infected, you may also have a fever. If you have a fever in addition to knee pain or swelling, call your doctor right away.
Knee bursitis is a common complaint, but your risk of developing this painful disorder can increase from:
To avoid knee bursitis or prevent its recurrence:
Our doctors often can make a diagnosis of knee bursitis with a medical history and physical exam. The doctor will:
To help rule out injuries that can cause signs and symptoms similar to those of bursitis, your doctor might request one or more of the following imaging tests:
With a variety of Homeopathic Medicine there are a number of remedies prescribe to treat this condition depending on the totality of symptoms and the chance of recovery is very high.