Knee Bursitis


What is knee bursitis? Knee bursitis is inflammation of the bursa in your knee. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between a bone and a tendon. A tendon is a cord of strong tissue that connects muscles to bones.

What causes knee bursitis?

What are the signs and symptoms of knee bursitis?

How is knee bursitis diagnosed? Your caregiver will examine your knee and ask about your injury or activities. You may need any of the following:

How is knee bursitis treated?

What are the risks of knee bursitis? The infection may spread to nearby joints. You may develop long-term bursitis. This may include pain and severe limitation of movement.

How can I manage my symptoms?

How can I prevent knee bursitis?

When should I contact my caregiver? Contact your caregiver if:


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