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Knee Bursitis

About

A bursa is a fluid filled sack that serves to reduce friction between tendons, and between tendons and bone. Bursa are important structures because they ensure that the structures of the joint move smoothly. Bursa can become inflamed due to overuse or stress, causing pain when moving.

 

Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain and tenderness in the knee.
  • Swelling.
  • Loss of motion.

 

Treatment Options

  • Avoiding activities that produce stress.
  • Rest and ice.
  • Physical therapy.
  • Drainage of fluid.
  • Steroidal injections.
  • Surgery to remove the bursa.
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