What is Knee Bursitis?
Knee Bursitis causes knee pain due to swelling or irritation of one of the small fluid filled sacs (knee bursa) that cushions the knee joint bones, muscles and tendons caused by kneeling for long periods of time on hard surfaces, overuse (doing the same motion over & over again), a direct blow to the knee, arthritis and sometimes infection.
Knee bursitis symptoms
Knee joint pain, knee stiffness, knee swelling, and redness around the area of the knee joint. Knee bursitis types are: Prepatellar bursitis (housemaid’s knee), pes anserine bursitis, infrapatellar bursitis and suprapatellar bursitis
Knee bursitis treatment
Your physiotherapist will physically assess for tenderness and swelling, test painful movements and muscle strength, use hand on physiotherapy, shockwave therapy, dry needling, and taping. Advise re avoidance of certain movements and activities. Provide exercises for knee bursitis via our exercise prescription software Salaso. Prescribe knee supports, knee straps, foam roller and resistance bands.
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