Knee Bursitis Treated Near Marlboro, NJ
Is a stiff and painful knee slowing you down? You might be dealing with bursitis. Find out for sure—and receive the expert treatment you need—from the board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute (AOSMI). Our state-of-the-art orthopedic and sports medicine center is conveniently located near Marlboro, New Jersey.
Whether your knee pain is a result of a grueling marathon training program, your longstanding passion for tennis, or a recent bout of rheumatoid arthritis, AOSMI can help. Our respected knee specialists have extensive experience in diagnosing and treating all types of injuries and conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, including knee bursitis. We proudly serve competitive athletes, weekend warriors, active seniors, and everyone in between.
What Is Knee Bursitis?
A painful condition that can limit mobility, knee bursitis is the inflammation of a small, fluid-filled sac (bursa) in the knee. Bursae play an important role in absorbing shock, cushioning pressure points, and reducing friction among bones, muscles, tendons, and skin around a joint. Each knee has 11 bursae, and any can become inflamed due to repetitive motion, direct trauma, or infection.
How Is Knee Bursitis Treated?
After a diagnosis of knee bursitis is confirmed, treatment usually begins with a combination of home care and physician-administered therapies designed to reduce inflammation and alleviate pain. In addition to traditional “PRICE” therapy—which involves protection, rest, ice applications, compression, and elevation—knee bursitis treatment may involve:
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Physical therapy
- Corticosteroid injections
- Drainage of excess fluid from an inflamed bursa (aspiration)
- Surgical removal of an inflamed bursa
At AOSMI, we generally view surgery as a last-resort treatment for knee bursitis. Usually, surgical treatment is considered only after severe, chronic knee pain does not respond to several weeks of conservative treatment.
During recovery from knee bursitis, it is essential to protect the painful knee, which can promote healing and prevent further damage. Our sports medicine physicians can provide personalized advice regarding knee pads, proper footwear, and other protective measures that are suitable for specific activities. It is also important to strengthen the knee muscles, warm-up before strenuous activities, and periodically vary movement.
At AOSMI, we’ve worked hard to establish a highly focused, subspecialty orthopedic practice, and we’re proud to provide our patients with a level of care on par with that available at major university hospitals. If you’d like to learn more about treatment options for knee bursitis, contact us to schedule an appointment at our sports injury clinic near Marlboro, NJ.