Pes Anserine Bursitis – Frisco, TX
The orthopedic surgeons at OrthoTexas, Frisco specialize in treating various knee conditions. The board certified surgeons are known for providing treatment for Pes Anserine Bursitis.

Pes Anserine Bursitis

Pes anserinus bursa is an area on the inner side of the knee where three tendons attach to the shin bone. Pain in this area below the knee joint leads to a condition called Pes Anserine Bursitis. It usually affects runners and athletes who overuse the muscles. Repetitive stress over the area may cause inflammation that leads to the production of excessive fluid that puts pressure on the surrounding region, leading to affliction.

Causes Of Pes Anserine Bursitis

  • Weakness of the hip and knee muscles
  • Tight hamstring muscles
  • Inadequate warming up before the game or workout
  • Medical condition such as Arthritis or Osteoarthritis
  • Common in women due to wider pelvis
  • People having flat feet or bowed legs are more prone to Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • A direct injury or blow to Pes anserinus bursa

Symptoms Of Pes Anserine Bursitis

  • Pain and tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Difficulty in sleeping as the bursa may be pressurized by placing legs together.
  • Stiffness and weakness in the knee

Diagnosis Of Pes Anserine Bursitis

The doctor may ask certain questions regarding the condition and may suggest to get an x-ray. This may help him to rule other conditions such as fractures, Arthritis, etc.

Treatment For Pes Anserine Bursitis
  • Rest – Rest may be recommended to the patients in order to speed up the recovery process. They may also be asked to limit the activities that lead to pain.
  • Ice – The doctor may ask the patients to apply ice packs at the affected area after every 15-20 minutes. This helps to reduce swelling and increases the rate of blood flow in the bursa.
  • Medication – Patients may be suggested to take anti-inflammatory medicines and painkillers for pain management.
  • Stretching and Strengthening Exercises - In order to eliminate stiffness and regain the range of motion the doctor may recommend certain rehabilitation exercises to the patients.
  • Surgery - If the conventional treatment does not cures the condition the orthopedic surgeon may recommend an outpatient surgery. In this procedure, the affected bursa is removed and patients are asked to wear crutches for a short period of time. The recovery period is usually 3-4 weeks.
For complete diagnosis and treatment of Pes Anserine Bursitis, visit OrthoTexas, Frisco. To request an appointment with the  knee experts, call at (214) 618 – 5502.