Knee bursitis is when one of the bursas around the knee joint becomes inflamed. The bursa is a fluid filled sac situated around your knee joint that act to reduce friction and cushion pressure points from surrounding tendons, muscles and ligaments. If it gets inflamed, it’s a definite source of pain in the knee and can even limit range of motion depending on which bursae is involved. In most acute cases, the cause is traumatic, however many patients suffer from ongoing pain from chronic knee bursitis, as this condition can also be a complication of arthritis. Keep reading to learn more about natural methods of helping this condition and why coming to Solutions for treatment is your best option…
The most common causes of knee bursitis come from an overuse, strenuous activity, direct blow to the knee or sustained pressure, for example kneeling all day, especially on hard surfaces. Fortunately, most acute bursitis problems will go away with several days/weeks of ice and rest.(1) If they persist beyond 3-4 weeks or months, a medical opinion is in order for more thorough evaluation, however this condition is best handled conservatively if possible.
Chronic knee bursitis or recurring bursitis (without trauma) can be the result of a deeper issue. The knee bursitis can be the result of a structural problem or pinched nerve in the spine. It can also be a complication of joint degeneration from osteoarthritis. As OA progresses, connective tissue deteriorates from both the inside and outside of the joint. With less cushion in and around the joint, bursae take on more pressure and can become regularly/chronically inflamed. Knee bursitis can also develop from the inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
If you have any type of knee bursitis and live near Tri Cities, TN, Solutions is the best place to come. Our evaluation always includes checking the spine for pinched nerves and structural problems with posture analysis, foot scans, orthopedic testing and x-rays. If the bursitis is acute, we see fast results with cold laser therapy. Knee bursitis from osteoarthritis is quickly and easily removed by the regenerative medicine injections and expert rehab we offer.