What Is Knee Bursitis?
Knee bursitis is inflammation of a bursa, which is a small fluid-filled sac near your knee joint that helps to reduce friction between your bones and the nearby tendons, muscles, and skin. There are three major bursae of the knee, but the one that is most commonly affected by knee bursitis is called the prepatellar bursa, which is at the tip of the knee, over the kneecap bone. It is typically caused by direct trauma to the front part of the knee – usually when maintaining a prolonged kneeling position. This condition is often referred to as “roofer’s knee” and “housemaid’s knee” based on the knee position that must be sustained with these occupations.
Symptoms of Knee Bursitis
Knee bursitis symptoms may vary, depending upon which bursa is affected, but in general the affected portion of your knee might feel warm, tender, and swollen. You may also feel pain in your knee when you move and have difficulty straightening or bending the knee.
AOSMI Can Help
At Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, we can help diagnose and treat your knee bursitis so that you can get back to feeling your best as soon as possible. We offer a full range of conservative treatments to treat orthopedic conditions of the knee, including physical therapy, bracing, steroid injections, massage, and acupuncture.
If surgery is needed, you can have peace of mind knowing you’re in good hands, as we have a team of board-certified orthopedic surgeons that are highly trained and experienced in performing the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques.
To learn more about knee bursitis and how we can help treat it, contact Advanced Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Institute today. We are happy to serve patients of all ages at our facilities in Freehold and Monroe Township, New Jersey.