Front view of knee joint showing pes anserine bursa. A bursa is a thin, slippery, sac-like film that contains a small amount of fluid. A bursa is found between. Pes anserine bursitis is an inflammatory condition of the medial (inner) knee at the anserine bursa, a sub muscular bursa, just below the pes anserinus. Your Care Instructions. Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your condition. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercise if you start.

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It secretes synovial fluid in order to reduce friction between tissues, and also works as a cushion for bones, tendons and muscles [5].

Pes Anserine bursitis causes pain on the inside of the knee mostly during running or taking stairs. The discordance between clinical and radiographic knee osteoarthritis: Be careful not to increase friction.

Pes Anserine bursitis often occurs when the related muscles are repeatedly used, by doing movements such as flexion and adduction. Treatment burstiis osteoarthritis of the knee: What is Pes Anserine Bursitis? You may learn specific exercises, work retraining activities, and sport-specific techniques and drills to help you achieve your own unique goals.

Rennie WJ, Saifuddin A. Reduce pain and swelling. Real Life Experiences Martha is a year-old secretary who has become obese. The differential diagnosis is very encompassing.

Other Treatment Options Studies have shown that some patients who do not respond to conservative treatment, such as physical therapy, may benefit from medical therapy.

The bursa may be removed if chronic infection cannot be cleared up with antibiotics. Incidental meniscal findings on knee MRI in middle-aged and bursktis persons.


December 03, Last Reviewed: Insulitis Hypophysitis Thyroiditis Parathyroiditis Adrenalitis. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn correct knee positioning when participating in athletic activities.

To temper the pain caused by the bursitis, the most important thing of all is rest. If the bursitis becomes infected and standard antibiotic treatments are ineffective, A surgical decompression of the bursa may be a solution in this case. Send letters to afplet aafp. These include oral glucosamine, injections with viscosupplementation or steroids, and arthroscopic debridement. Healthwise, Naserine for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

An increasing number of overweight middle-aged and older individuals are presenting to health care professionals with knee pain.

Physical Therapist’s Guide to Pes Anserine Bursitis

He showed her how to stretch her hamstring muscles at home, and how to apply ice every few hours. Your physical therapist may use different types of treatments to control and reduce your pain and swelling, including ice, heat, ultrasound, electrical stimulation, taping, exercises, and hands-on therapy, such as massage. Your physical therapist will choose specific activities and treatments to help restore normal movement in the knee and leg.

Your physical therapist will determine if your hamstring muscles or any other leg muscles are tight, and teach you how to stretch them.

Pes Anserine Bursitis: An Underdiagnosed Cause of Knee Pain in Overweight Women

Avoid sudden increases in running mileage or uphill running. It’s also a good idea to know your test results and keep a list of the medicines you take. Submission of a letter will be construed as granting the AAFP permission to publish the letter in any of its publications in any form.

An occurrence of pes anserine bursitis commonly anerine characterized by pain, especially when climbing stairs, tenderness, and local swelling. He applied ice and electrical stimulation to the area for 20 minutes.


Contents Editors Categories Share Cite. Ultrasound has been documented as effective in the reduction of the inflammatory process in pes anserine bursitis [9] level of evidence II. Your Care Instructions Here are some examples of typical rehabilitation exercises for your condition.

Martha’s physical therapist explained that her pes anserine bursa was irritated and swollen. An ice massage of 15 minutes every hours will reduce the inflammation. J Am Acad Orthop Surg.

Reports suggest that anserine bursitis is more common anzerine overweight middle-aged females. Did you see swelling around the knee in the first 2 to 3 hours following the injury?

During your first visit with the physical therapist, be prepared to describe your symptoms in as much detail as possible, and say what makes your symptoms worse.

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Hospitalization for total knee replacement among inpatients aged 45 and over: How and when did you notice the pain? Iliotibial band syndrome Patellar tendinitis Achilles tendinitis Calcaneal spur Metatarsalgia Bone spur. Knee Pes Anserine Bursitis: An MRI is needed to clarify damage caused to other regions of the medial side of the knee. Cyclobenzaprine in the Treatment of Low Back Pain. It does not disappear without treatment such as rest, ice application, stretching and ultrasound.

Be sure to make and go to all appointments, and call your doctor or nurse call line if you are having problems.

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