Each of your knees has 11 bursae (closed fluid filled sacs that functions as a gliding surface). Knee bursitis is inflammation of these bursae, most commonly located over the kneecap or on the inner side of your knee below the joint.
A sharp blow to the knee can cause the symptoms to appear rapidly, but in most cases knee bursitis is the result of repetitive injuries sustained in jobs that require a lot of kneeling. Symptoms usually begin gradually and may worsen over time.
The symptoms associated with knee bursitis include pain and can limit your mobility. Treatment often includes a combination of self-care practices along with doctor administered treatments. Chiropractic manipulation and mobilization techniques in the areas of restricted movement in the knee as well as surrounding joints can help reduce knee pain while simultaneously increasing range of motion in the joint and improving its overall function.
It is common for other misaligned joints to contribute to the knee pain. A thorough examination of the spinal and nervous system can assist with your prognosis.
Join us at our free Body Signals Workshop on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 @ 6:00 at our office where Dr. Livingstone will focus on the lower extremities of the hips and knees. Call (403) 320-1015 today to register.