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.
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.
There are many factors that can cause bursitis in the knee. Those causes can include:
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.
Bursitis symptoms can vary, depending upon which bursa is affected. Typical symptoms can include:
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.
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.
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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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