Knee bursitis

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  1. golvmopp

    golvmopp Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    Asking for someone else. Will start off with a general background description, and follow up with my own thoughts.

    Said person has had long stints with the health care in my country, and even (minimally) invasive surgery performed on one of the knees, where the knee joint was "cleaned up". Tried asking for a more specific diagnosis, but apparently that was all said person got out of the doctors. Injury in question is described to be the result of repeated heavy landings and torquing due to practicing gymnastics.

    All of this taken aside, I think it's bursitis. The way the pain is described when the area is examined and probed is identical to bursitis. It doesn't seem to be related to specific movement patterns, but results from extended periods of load on the knee, whether it be weight training, running or walking. The knee swells during flare-ups, which doesn't seem to suggest tedonitis, especially as the areas of swelling coincide with the placement of knee bursas.

    I wrote all of the above in order not to come across as a fucking two-bit "have [x]. What do?"-poster. So, has anyone had experience with bursitis, and what did you do to treat, circumvent or overcome it? Pinging @miaou
     
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    I was diagnosed with Troch bursitis which the GP tried to treat to no avail. Eventually sort out a sport specialist doc who advised it was a symptom from something greater. MRI found L5-S1 annular tear.

    Perhaps advise him to seek a different opinion from a specialist. Another set of scans and eyes can help.

    This all occurred in the past 3 weeks. It sucks.
     
  3. miaou

    miaou barely keeping it together

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    Damage from “repeated heavy landings” sounds like overuse. Overuse could be on any of th connective tissues (tendons, ligaments, bursas, cartilage, meniscii, bones, etc). The bursas are located outside the knee joint. If he gets intra-articular joint swelling, then it’s not the bursas causing it (granted, it might be hard to tell but bursitis is also not something the doctors would operate for).

    If it is bursitis, then the only conservative treatment that I know of is adequate rest (I’ve had knee bursitis before, and it required several months of low knee loads for the symptoms to subside).

    If it is articular cartilage and/or tendon overuse, then the instructions above apply.

    If it is meniscal damage, then that should have been corrected in the surgery and it’s a matier of post-surgery rehab.
     
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    golvmopp Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    Just checking - how much have you researched on the matter of house remedies against knee bursitis specifially? I've had some outrageous success against particular very debilitating injuries using advice that most people would ward off as impossible hippie science bullshit. Is it possible there's some obscure house remedy that works, that you've overlooked? Again, the stuff I've overcome was considered shit that reigned in the "dude maybe you should just not do that movement/sport"-tier using unorthodox methods and I know you've done the same with injuries of your own - hence the my emphasis.
     
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    Aleks Sytsevich Super Saiyan

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    I had a bout of knee bursitis several years back, confirmed by MRI. The doctor, previously, had presumed that it was a torn meniscus and had scheduled a meeting with a surgeon pending the MRI result. Significant load reduction allowed the issue to subside after several weeks.
    /CSB

    It never got to the point that I needed to research or attempt any homeopathic methodologies.
     
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    golvmopp Always outnumbered, never outgunned

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    Cheers for the input, lads - much apreciated!
     
  7. miaou

    miaou barely keeping it together

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    Bursitis on the knee is oftentimes not particularly swollen but can be still painful. When it is, ice, anti-inflammatories or even aspiration can be warranted.

    Again, you'd need to differentiate between swelling of the bursa and intra-articular swelling (which would be caused by intra-articular issues, like patellofemoral cartilage degeneration or meniscus pathologies).

    If it's not particularly swollen, it could also be some type of apophysitis (like Sinding-Larsen Johansson syndrome).

    Correctly diagnosing the issue is important because treatment is different. For bursitis, you'd benefit from adequate load reduction (or complete rest). For articular cartilage issues you'd benefit from mobilisation and light-load exercises. For apophysitis you'd benefit from heavy load isometric contractions.


    If effective "house remedies" for bursitis exist, then I'm completely unaware of them.
     
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  8. Nicholas K

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    i made a thread asking about some forearm pain but they deleted my thread.

    why ? i didnt say anything mean .???
     

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