Knee bursitis is a condition that causes pain, swelling, and inflammation in the knee. It is caused by the buildup of fluid in the bursa, which is a fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction between bones and joints.
Medications for knee bursitis are all about reducing inflammation.
1. The first line of treatment is usually ibuprofen, which comes in pill form or as a gel that you can rub on your skin. You should take 1,200 mg of ibuprofen every six hours for the first two days, then taper off to 600 mg every eight hours.
2. If your symptoms don't improve after taking ibuprofen for five days, you can try taking naproxen (brand name Aleve) instead. Naproxen works similarly to ibuprofen and carries the same risks of gastrointestinal bleeding and ulcers if taken over a long period of time.
3. Another option is cortisone injections into the fluid-filled sacs within the knee joint. These injections can be effective at reducing pain and swelling in people with mild cases of bursitis, but they need to be repeated every three months to maintain their effectiveness over time.
4. Anti-inflammatory medications: These drugs help reduce inflammation, which is why they're often the first choice for treating knee bursitis. They include ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin) or naproxen sodium (Aleve). Side effects can include stomach problems and an increased risk of bleeding, so they should not be taken during pregnancy or if you have ulcers or other gastrointestinal issues.
Pain in your knee joint,Swelling of your knee joint,Tenderness over your patella - Knee pain when you bend or straighten your knee,Pain when resting your leg on something
Playing sports, especially ones that involve running or jumping,Obesity and being overweight,Osteoarthritis (wear and tear of your joints),Aging (your body will naturally wear down as you get older),Pregnancy
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),Corticosteroids,Dipyrone,Hyaluronic acid