Pes Bursitis

Pes bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa sac located between the shinbone and three tendons of the hamstring muscle on the inside of the knee. It occurs when the bursa becomes irritated and produces too much fluid, which causes it to swell and put pressure on the adjacent parts of the knee.

Pain and tenderness on the inside of your knee, approximately 2 to 3 inches below the joint, are common symptoms of pes anserine bursitis of the knee.

Bursitis usually develops as the result of overuse, muscle weakness or constant friction that leads to stress on the bursa. Pes anserine bursitis is common in runners and people with osteoarthritis.

Typical treatment include:
• Rest
• Training modification
• Ice
• Anti-inflammatory medication.
• Cortisone Injections
• And Physical therapy.

PRP treatments are particularly useful for this condition.

Surgery is rarely required.

For more information, visit our website at, or call 760-915-1515 for an appointment to see one of our orthopaedic specialists. Or better yet, listen to the Sports Doctors on Thursdays at 6 PM and Saturdays at 7 AM on Team 1010 KXPS or

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