Pes Anserine bursitis is a condition of the medial knee where the bursa becomes inflamed. Bursae are small synovial tissues that allow tissue to move over each other more fluently. Bursae may become painful when it is irritated, damaged, or infected (the ladder being very rare). Pes Anserine bursitis is a limiting condition that responds well to exercises and stretching. Pes Anserine is the insertion point at the medial knee where muscles such as the sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus all come together to support flexion of the knee. Bursitis results from repeated stress to this area, most commonly being repeated ascending and descending of stairs/curbs.
Pes anserine bursitis is most common in younger people who play sports and overweight middle-aged women, also common in older individuals who have osteoarthritis of the knee. This condition is often secondary to other existing impairments such as:
- Valgus knee deformity
- Pes Planus (flat foot)- Increased stress on medial knee
- High intensity sport activities
- Local trauma
- Tight musculature and tendons
Treatment for pes anserine bursitis is, most importantly, to allow the proper amount of rest. Phyiscal therapy will teach you the proper techniques and gradual sequence in order to perform exercises for the involved musculature; this is especially important for the older population with this condition secondary to arthritis to avoid muscle atrophy.
We treat pes anserine bursitis and knee pain in the Clermont 34711 area!