Knee Bursitis Condition

Treatment of knee bursitis includes osteopathic therapies that can help increase blood flow, alleviate tension, and reduce inflammation to address pain, improve range of motion, and restore lost function.


Knee Bursitis Treatment in New York City

Knee bursitis treatment relies on safe osteopathic techniques that relieve tension, improve blood flow, and reduce inflammation to alleviate pain, restore lost mobility, and improve function.

What is Knee Bursitis?

Knee bursitis is a painful condition involving inflammation of the bursa fluid sacs near the joint of the knee. These bursa sacs are located at strategic points throughout the human body, and help to ease friction between the skin, bones, muscles, and tendons that come together at the joints. When a knee bursa becomes inflamed, it can cause aches and pain, especially when walking or running.

There are three main bursae around the knee joint, and any of them can become inflamed and lead to painful bursitis. Since bursitis can become a chronic ailment, it is important to seek medical attention to ensure an expedited recovery. While doctors typically recommend rest, self-care, and physical treatment to minimize pain, reduce swelling, and speed recovery, osteopathic care can be an important part of that healing process.

What Causes this Condition?

There are many factors that can cause bursitis in the knee. Those causes can include:

  • Repetitive pressure on the knee, especially from kneeling on hard floors and other surfaces
  • Strains and overuse of the knee
  • Impact injuries
  • Medical complications from ailments like gout or rheumatoid arthritis

Common risk factors that can increase your chances of experiencing this condition include occupations like flooring, gardening, and plumbing. In addition, contact sports and sporting activities that place repeated pressure on the knees can increase the likelihood of bursitis. Finally, women are often at higher risk for these injuries, particularly when they are overweight.

Many experts recommend precautions that can help to prevent bursitis or reduce instances of recurrence. For example, people who work on their knees should consider wearing kneepads or taking more frequent breaks. Overweight individuals can lose weight to reduce pressure on the knee joints. In addition, repetitious squatting motions should be avoided whenever possible.

What Are the Symptoms of Knee Bursitis?

Bursitis symptoms can vary, depending upon which bursa is affected. Typical symptoms can include:

  • Swelling around the knee
  • Skin that is warm to the touch
  • Tenderness in the area around the affected bursa
  • Pain when walking, running, or while at rest
  • Increased tenderness when pressure is applied to the area

Because many of these symptoms are common for other knee conditions as well, it is vital to obtain a proper diagnosis to ensure that you receive effective treatment.

How We Can Help

Leonid Tafler, D.O. has the experience and expertise needed to provide effective osteopathic care for bursitis and other painful knee conditions. Osteopathic techniques can include manual manipulation, recommended exercises, stretching, education, and lifestyle recommendations to minimize recurrence. These treatment strategies are safe, gentle, and non-invasive.


Knee Conditions

Knee conditions include tissue tears, inflammation, and tendon injuries that can cause pain, swelling, infection, loss of mobility and impaired range of motion.

Iliotibial Band SyndromeKnee BursitisMeniscus TearsPatellar TendonitisPatellofemoral Pain Syndrome

Contact Us Today

If you are experiencing any of these common bursitis symptoms, contact us today. We can help you schedule an appointment, provide an examination and diagnosis, and work with you to develop the personalized treatment plan you need to expedite your body’s healing and get you back on the path to a more pain-free and healthy life.

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Knee Bursitis Treatment Reviews

Margaret Sowa
Margaret Sowa
Hotel General Manager Brooklyn, NY

Through the years, every one treated by Dr. Tafler has had very positive and lasting results. I can't thank him enough for myself, my mom and for every dear person to my heart I sent to him. 🙂 Thank you Doctor! Words can't express what you've done and how many lives have changed. God bless you.

Boris Talis
Boris Talis
Four-time champion of the world in Sambo Combat. Black belt 6th Degree

I am a whole hardheartedly grateful to Dr.Tafler for this timely help in recovering the moving function of my shoulder joint. This helped me a win a gold medal and become the Champion of the world in Sambo combat in Greece 2012. I always tell my collegues and student to turn to the excellent and kind Dr. Leonid Tafler in case of any accident or injury.


Dr. Tafler started working with me though acupuncture, back adjustments and immediately I saw the progress and my pain was less and less with every visit to the doctor. I avoided a surgery thanks to Dr Tafler. I started to enjoy my life again. I am so thankful to the doctor, and have been recommending Dr Tafler to all my friends and coworkers who have back problems and other pains.

Thomas Rayder

Dr. Tafler recommended the OMT under anesthesia procedure. The procedure was performed and alleviated my pain immediately. I avoided surgery and have not had problems with my neck in 7 years now! I am so thankful to Dr. Tafler, the OMT under anesthesia procedure helped me so much!

Elizabeth Blend

Dr. Tafler took me in for a weekend to receive manipulation under anesthesia. Two weeks later I was able to walk without pain. I have been pain free since that moment until today, many years after initial treatment. Without his treatment I do not know if I would have been able to walk at all.

Hugo Barriga

Doctor Tafler, was my savior and there is not doubt he give me my back life; this OMT under anesthesia definitely recommend to everyone, this improve my back and relief a chronic pain. Try this before any aggressive treatment, this was over 5 years ago and I feel splendidly.


Two weeks ago I came to his office. He is a very nice and very pleasant man. I told him about a terrible pain in my back. He gave me two injections and I was able to walk a lot better. I felt myself at my twenties. When I went for the second treatment under anesthesia, I was running up the stairs at my church. All my friends got very happy for me. So, I believe, this man is a hero! If not him, I would not be able to walk!