What is bursitis?
- Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa in the knee joint.
Symptoms of Bursitis:
- Swelling in the front of the kneecap
- Warmth and tenderness
- Redness in the overlying area of the knee
- Pain during activity
How is bursitis treated?
Treatment for bursitis normally includes rest, icing, and anti-inflammatory pain medications. However, physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush often treat bursitis with cortisone injections to the inflamed bursa.