What does knee bursitis look like?


We all have fluid filled sacs known as bursa that cushion our joints. Bursitis occurs when they become inflamed.

Symptoms of knee bursitis are:

  • A painful knee
  • A swollen knee
  • The skin around the knee may be sore and tender

Treatments for knee bursitis:

You can try taking a break and resting your knee as well as using ice and anti inflammatories to reduce inflammation and pain.

It is also possible to have a steroid injection to reduce the swelling.

If your knee bursitis is particularly bad and not responding to the above, then an orthopaedic surgeon can drain it for you

How do I book a consultation?

You can book either a face to face or virtual consultation with Mr Makrides by contacting his secretary. You can find her details here.

Appointments are available via private medical insurance or paying for yourself. Click here for the most up to date self funding fees, and here for private medical insurance information.


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