Symptoms Of Knee Bursitis

Symptoms Of Knee Bursitis

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Transcript: Symptoms Of Knee Bursitis

I’m doing this video on symptoms of knee bursitis because a close relative started suffering recurrent knee pain, and bursitis was the doctor’s diagnosis. I wanted to learn more about it in case it happened to me someday, so I started researching reliable online sites like these. I’ll summarize some of the basics in the next minute or so.

The name bursitis come from “bursa.” That’s a small, fluid-filled, pad-like sac in the knee. It reduces friction and cushions your bones around the joint. One or more of these sacs may become inflamed, resulting in discomfort and reduced mobility.

Symptoms may differ somewhat, depending on which bursa is inflamed, and why it’s inflamed. If your knee often feels warm, puffy, or tender to the touch, it could be bursitis. You don’t have to move the knee. Sometimes it will hurt even when it’s still and you’re resting.

Knee bursitis results from

* a direct blow to your knee, which often happens in sports competition

* an infection

* prolonged walking, running or jogging.

* kneeling for prolonged periods, often as part of a job

* complications from osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or gout in your knee

Individuals who are obese sometimes get knee bursitis, because excessive weight puts pressure on the knees joint.

Your doctor, of course, is your best source of information on knee bursitis.. He or she may recommend working with a physical therapist. There are certain exercises that provide some relief, along with increasing flexibility and strength. Injections or surgery may be needed in severe cases.

I have a number of other videos related to knee pain and problems.You’l find links to those videos below.

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