Knee Bursitis Treatment
If you are currently suffering from inflammation, swelling or other painful symptoms caused by knee bursitis, then it is highly likely that this is starting to affect your work, sleep and lifestyle.
Furthermore, if you are someone who enjoyed physical activities or just getting out and about prior to developing knee bursitis, then it can be quite mentally challenging to deal with.
Bursitis in the knee can often make even everyday activities difficult, dramatically impacting your quality of life. This resulting change in lifestyle, combined with the ongoing pain and disrupted sleep, may possibly lead to depression in some individuals.
Hence it is important to make sure that you properly address bursitis in the knee as early as possible.
Below we have provided some valuable tips that you can benefit from straight away. These tips can help minimize the risk of further injury while also supporting your road to recovery.
Following the tips we discuss the most common treatment options available, these include strong anti-inflammatory medication, steroid injections and aspiration of fluid from the area using a syringe.
Finally, you will learn about the OSMO Patch, a natural and effective treatment option which takes advantage of a well know process found in nature called… OSMOSIS!
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TIPS for Knee Bursitis Relief.
1. Are there any Exercises for Knee Bursitis that you Should or Shouldn’t be Doing?
Unfortunately, exercise for knee bursitis or other such physical activities only places more stress on the injury, resulting in further aggravating the condition.
While it is important to move around normally and not to be bedridden, you should listen to your body and ease off from any activity that is causing pain or placing stress on the knee. This includes leaning the knee on any hard surface.
In particular you should avoid any type of repetitive stress where possible. Even seemingly light repetitive movements if done continually over a period of time will cause irritation (such as long periods of use on a keyboard). Unfortunately ongoing irritation may lead to chronic bursitis in the knee and subsequent formation of fibrous scar tissue. Further resulting in additional inflammation.
So if you enjoy exercise, sports or participate in any physical activity we suggest that you take a break from these activities. Remember that a little sacrifice up front can give a great reward in the end.
Now while exercise for knee bursitis is not recommended while the condition is active, it may be useful once the condition has completely resolved to rebuild lost muscle mass and strength. This should be done gradually and in some cases it may be helpful to obtain guidance from a qualified physiotherapist to ensure you are doing this correctly.
2. Is Massage a Good Natural Treatment for Knee Bursitis?
Unlike a muscular injury, which can respond well to massage, knee bursitis contains inflammatory fluids which are encapsulated in the inflamed and swollen synovial lining of the knee bursa. The problem with massage is that the fluid cannot be dispersed since it is encapsulated. Furthermore, massaging directly over the bursitis will only further irritate the already inflamed synovial lining.
Massaging can however be extremely good for relieving areas where there is referred pain. Often people with knee bursitis may experience pain in other areas of the arm, such as the thigh or calf.
If you are seeing a massage therapist it is a good idea to have a discussion with them and request that they do not massage anywhere directly over or close to the bursitis. Any good massage therapist will have your best interests at heart and be more than happy to work with you to achieve the best outcome.
3. Should you be Applying Ice or Heat for your Knee Bursitis Pain?
When to use ice for treating knee bursitis?
Ice should be used during the first 24-72 hours after you first become aware of the condition or if you accidentally knock or irritate the area. While ice can also be used to reduce pain by numbing the area, it is unlikely to have any further benefit in reducing the remaining swelling after the initial 72 hrs has passed.
When to use heat for treating knee bursitis?
After the first 72 hrs has passed, then heat becomes the preferred option. This is due to the fact that heat promotes blood flow, which is necessary for the healing process. IMPORTANT: Do not use heat if an infection is suspected.
What are the current treatment options for Knee Bursitis?
Treatment may begin with ice and rest in the first 24-72 hours of noticing knee pain or swelling. While this will hopefully minimize the degree of swelling which can then help expedite the recovery time, it is usually not enough to fully resolve knee bursitis pain and swelling.
Due to the minimal advancements in treating knee bursitis over the last decade your doctor will normally suggest one of the following treatments, assuming there is no infection present,
- Anti-inflammatory medication,
- Injection with cortisone steroid,
- Aspiration of excess fluid using a syringe (which can be extremely painful) or
- Even surgery may be suggested in extreme cases.
However if you are suffering from pain and prefer to try a natural treatment then the OSMO Patch is ideal considering that some of the treatments listed above may just not be suitable for certain people. There could be several reasons for this including;
- Having already used one or more of these treatments with little to no relief, or
- Some individuals may not be suitable candidates for these types of treatments due to their age or a pre-existing medical condition.
Fortunately… The OSMO Patch now offers an Intelligent Natural Alternative!
They have been intelligently developed using our patented design to naturally remove excess fluid from the body in order to reduce swelling and the associated pain.
Simply place the OSMO Patch over the affected area at night just prior to going to bed and they go to work while you sleep, removing fluid and stimulating blood flow continually throughout the night. In the morning the used patch is then simply removed and discarded.
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The OSMO Patch is an ideal natural alternative for relieving inflammation, swelling and associated pain due to knee bursitis.
Used in combination with proper rest the OSMO Patch now provides a natural alternative way to support the relief of inflammation and pain associated with bursitis in the knee.
Reasons for choosing the OSMO Patch:
- Provides Pain Free Effective Relief!
- Is an Intelligent Natural Alternative!
- Contains Absolutely No Drugs or Steroids!
- Is Non-Invasive & Works while you SLEEP!, & importantly...
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So if you are ready for a natural approach to reducing, swelling, inflammation and the associated pain due to knee bursitis and once again regaining your quality of life… Then the OSMO Patch is the Answer!
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Disclaimer: The information on this page is intended for individuals who have been medically diagnosed with knee bursitis. If you suspect that you have bursitis in the knee then it is important to visit a qualified medical professional in order to rule out any other possible causes prior to considering any advice or treatment option.
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