Knee Bursitis Treatment

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Private Knee Bursitis Treatment

Are you looking for knee bursitis pain treatment? Joint Care Clinics are HCPC registered and members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and the Society of Radiographers. We offer a one-stop clinic for consultation, diagnostic scans and knee pain treatment. Knee pain is the most common joint pain complaint worldwide, in all age groups.

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Knee Bursitis Treatment

What is Knee Bursitis?

Knee bursitis, or the inflammation of the bursae, refers to the irritation or swelling of the small fluid-filled sacs around the knee joint. These sacs cushion the knee and minimise friction between surrounding tissues like muscles, tendons, and bones. Bursitis can develop due to repetitive movements, sustained pressure, injury, or infection.


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What Causes Knee Bursitis?

Knee Bursitis is often caused by repetitive stress or pressure on the knee joint. This is commonly observed in occupations such as plumbers, carpet/flooring installers, builders and cleaners due to repeated kneeling.  Trauma or injury to the knee represents another significant trigger for knee bursitis. Acute injuries, such as falls or direct blows to the knee, can damage the bursae directly, inciting an inflammatory response.

Overuse of the knee during high-impact activities, such as running or jumping, can also precipitate knee bursitis. These activities subject the knee joint to repetitive stress and strain, exacerbating wear and tear on the bursae and surrounding structures.

Underlying medical conditions, including arthritis and gout, can predispose individuals to knee bursitis. In cases of arthritis, chronic inflammation within the knee joint can extend to the surrounding bursae, exacerbating symptoms.

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What Symptoms Are Associated With Knee Bursitis?

Typical symptoms of knee bursitis include pain, swelling, warmth, and tenderness in the knee area, often exacerbated by movement or pressure. Treatment strategies may involve periods of rest, application of ice packs to alleviate swelling and discomfort, use of anti-inflammatory medications, and engagement in physical therapy to enhance joint mobility and strength. In more severe instances, interventions like aspiration of fluid from the bursa or corticosteroid injections may be recommended to alleviate symptoms and aid recovery.

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How Common Is Knee Bursitis?

Knee bursitis is one of the most common forms. Bursitis is usually associated with over-stressing or repetitive use of the areas around your joints.

How can Knee Bursitis be treated?

Bursitis is when the fluid-filled sacs (bursa) cushioning the joints become painful and swollen (inflamed). It can usually be treated at home and should go away in a few weeks.

If you have bursitis, to help bring down swelling and pain you can:

  • rest – try not to move the joint too much and avoid activities that put pressure on it
  • use ice – gently hold an ice pack (or a bag of frozen peas) wrapped in a tea towel on the area for around 10 minutes at a time and repeat every few hours during the day
  • take painkillers, such as paracetamol or ibuprofen, to ease any pain

Treatments you may have for bursitis include:

  • antibiotics – usually taken for at least 7 days if an infection causes bursitis
  • a steroid injection into the affected joint to reduce the swelling – this is not be done if bursitis is caused by an infection
  • taking fluid from the joint using a needle (aspiration) to ease symptoms

If bursitis is severe or keeps coming back, the inflamed bursa may need to be surgically drained or even removed (but this is rare).

How long does and ultrasound guided injection for Knee Bursitis take?

This will vary depending on the area and other factors, but an assessment, scan & ultrasound-guided injection will generally take 30-60 minutes. Ultrasound-guided injection alone is done in a few seconds. Injection alone is carried out in a few seconds.

Are ultrasound guided injections painful?

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimised by using local anaesthesia using a very fine needle. Ram is experienced and carried out more than 30,000 Ultrasound-guided injections so far. He routinely treats complex patients and patients with needle phobia, through the technique he developed through his experience.

After the injection, you may feel pain-free for a couple of hours due to Local anaesthesia. However, pain returns after 2 hours, you may even feel more pain for a couple of days due to bruising pain. Usually, you should start feeling better from the third day onwards. Pain relief from the steroid injection may take 1 to 2 weeks.

Discomfort from the needle insertion can be minimized by using an ice pack (wrapped in a towel, to minimise the risk of frostbite from direct skin contact) to the area of treatment. 3-4 times a day and 10-15 minutes at each time.

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Can I drive after a knee injection?

ou will be able to drive immediately after the procedure unless you feel unwell. However, bring someone with you Or use another form of transport to return home when possible. If you have driven by yourself and feel unwell following the injection, you have to wait until you are completely recovered before driving.


Patients who have a needle phobia and anxiety-related problems are more prone to feel unwell following the injections. However, this can be minimised by using various techniques.


How much are private knee injections?

The cost of steroid injections may vary depending on the area and how many are required. More than one injection in the same appointment attracts an additional discount.

Please see our prices page for a full breakdown of costs. 

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Darren Gough Cricketer

"Having played professional sport from 1989-2008 I’ve amassed plenty of aches and pains after numerous operations. I’ve been around the world and seen some of the best Doctors and surgeons out there, and Ram has been right up there with his care and skill. Never in a rush, he’s kind, compassionate and very professional. Not only helped me with knee and shoulder pain, he’s also treated my wife for elbow pain. My son is now going to see him as he’s seen a difference in how his parents are moving. Thanks for all your help, Darren Gough and Anna Gough"


Darren Gough - English Cricket Player


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