What are Common Knee Bursitis Symptoms, and How Can I Find Knee Pain Relief?
May 08, 2022
When your older relatives used to complain about aches and pains, you’d chuckle with youthful ignorance and go about your day. Now, you’re the one who’s beginning to feel the creaks and groans of your body as it loudly begins to show signs of wear and tear. You’re unsure why your knee is causing so much pain recently, and also why your range of motion seems limited. What you do know is that you don’t want to explore surgery as a treatment option, and would prefer more conservative pain relief methods. This decision leads you to a consultation at Pain Treatment Specialists, where their cutting-edge pain clinic utilizes several cutting-edge treatments for knee pain that are also minimally invasive.
During your consultation with a knee pain specialist at Pain Treatment Specialists, you learn that the cause of your knee pain is bursitis. You learn all about bursitis knee symptoms, and how you and your knee pain doctor will tackle the pain, swelling, and limited range of motion you’re experiencing. Your goal is to feel the way you did a few years ago before knee pain crept into your life and made you feel…old! Thankfully, the team at Pain Treatment Specialists understands how knee pain affects your life, and also the best methods for restoring your quality of life.
What are the Most Common Bursitis Knee Symptoms?
What is bursitis? Your knee has small, fluid-filled sacs that are located near your knee joint called bursa. These bursa are located near your knee joint, and reduce friction between your knee joints, tendons, and muscles. When the bursa becomes inflamed, it causes pain and limits your mobility, which is called knee bursitis. Some common bursitis knee symptoms include:
- Your knee hurts and feels warm
- Sharp pain in knee when kneeling
- Tenderness in the affected area
- Outside of knee swollen
- Swelling when pressure is put on your knee
- Pain when you move
- Pain after a long period of inactivity
Bursitis can affect people who kneel a lot for their jobs, like carpenters or construction workers. The repetitive kneeling motion puts additional pressure on your knees, which can inflame your bursa. This type of motion makes your knee bend and puts stress on your bursa, which then inflames each of your knee’s patellar tendons. Bursitis is a progressive condition that does not improve without some sort of medical intervention. Minimally invasive treatments are highly effective for providing relief from bursitis pain.
Schedule an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists and see how our team of knee pain doctors are able to provide solutions for your bursitis knee pain. Knee surgery is not the only option for bursitis, which is an easily treatable knee pain condition. At our state of the art pain clinic, you’ll find a variety of options for treating bursitis knee symptoms.
What is the Best Treatment for Inflammation of the Bursa?
Bursitis knee symptoms become worse if left undiagnosed, and create major disruptions in your daily activities. If your job involves a great deal of kneeling, bursitis makes it difficult to complete your job and may even cause you to call in sick for the day. Instead of suffering from excruciating pain and lost wages, book an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists, where you can find relief from your knee pain with minimally invasive treatments that require very little down time. Our knee pain specialists do not recommend surgery unless it is medically necessary, and utilize a variety of treatments including:
- Steroid Injections: A corticosteroid injection is a targeted treatment designed to reduce inflammation of the bursa. Your knee pain specialists injects this powerful anti-inflammatory drug into the affected area, and your inflammation decreases dramatically. You may feel slight pain and swelling at the injection site that subsides after a day or two.
- Physical Therapy: A physical therapist uses their background in sports medicine to help you improve your knee’s strength and range of motion. Utilizing this therapy helps decrease your current pain levels and prevent further damage to your knee. Your physical therapist also introduces stretches and exercises that also reduce your pain levels.
At Pain Treatment Specialists, our team of knee pain doctors are committed to finding minimally invasive solutions for your bursitis knee pain. Schedule an appointment at one of our conveniently located pain clinics in NYC, Long Island, or northern New Jersey and begin treating your bursitis knee symptoms.
How Can I Reduce Inflammation at Home?
Knee bursitis causes pain and inflammation in your knee. Seeing an interventional pain doctor is the best way to treat these issues, but you can find some relief with at-home remedies.
- RICE: This acronym stands for “rest, ice, compress, and elevate.” Using these 4 steps together helps alleviate knee pain symptoms. Rest your knee from activities that cause pain, such as kneeling for long periods of time. Ice your knee in 20-minute intervals, and use a compression bandage or brace to support your knee. Elevate your knee whenever possible to improve circulation and reduce swelling
- OTC Medicines: Using over-the-counter pain medicines provide temporary relief from bursitis knee symptoms. Follow the dosing recommendations on the packaging and do not exceed the daily suggested amount.
- Stay Active: Even though you’re trying to rest your knee, keeping it moving with gentle movements helps prevent stiffness and soreness. Try a yoga or tai chi class to keep your knee moving without the additional strain or stress of prolonged kneeling. If the classes do involve any kneeling movements, modify so that you’re in a standing position.
Keep your body feeling as young and active as your mind and spirit. Schedule an appointment at Pain Treatment Specialists and find relief from your bursitis knee symptoms.
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Director of Pain Management
Dr. George Hanna is a nationally recognized pain management specialist and Double Board Certified in anesthesiology and pain management medicine. Dr. Hanna is currently available at Pain Treatment Specialists in Manhattan and Clifton, NJ. He is now accepting most major medical insurances, including Medicare.
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NY & NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Volney is double board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine by the American Board of Anesthesiology. He is currently seeing patients at our Pain Treatment Center in Manhattan and Clifton, New Jersey. Most pain treatments are covered by all major medical insurances and Medicare.
Harvard Medical School
NY & NJ Pain Specialist
Dr. Michael Nguyen is world renowned in Pain Medicine. Dr. Nguyen completed his residency and advanced Pain fellowship training at Harvard Medical School. During his tenure at Harvard, Dr. Nguyen was awarded the “Mentor of the Year” and also “Teacher of the Year” award.
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NJ PAIN SPECIALIST
Dr. Lombardi specializes in the treatment of back, neck, and joint pain. By using a range of minimally invasive modalities as well as advanced procedures, she helps patients achieve a pain free life without the need for surgery. Dr. Lombardi will be offering her pain treatment services in Clifton, New Jersey.