Knee Tendon Bursitis - "Goosefoot"
Knee Tendon Bursitis - "Goosefoot" Specialists in Delray Beach, FL
People who overuse knee during sports or training and those who are obese are at a higher risk of goosefoot bursitis of the knee that is often caused due to repetitive friction on the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac found between soft tissues and bones. At South Palm Orthopedics our expert team of knee specialists provide diagnosis and individualized non-surgical and surgical treatment for goosefoot bursitis in Delray Beach, FL. Contact the team at South Palm Orthopedics for an appointment today!
What is Goosefoot Bursitis of the Knee?
A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac found between soft tissues and bones. It lubricates and acts as a cushion, decreasing the friction between bones when they move. Bursitis refers to the inflammation and swelling of the bursa. Goosefoot bursitis or pes anserine bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa present between the tendons of the hamstring muscle and the tibia (shinbone) on the inner side of the knee.
Causes of Goosefoot Bursitis of the Knee
Goosefoot bursitis is often caused due to repetitive friction on the bursa, overuse of the joints during sports, osteoarthritis of the knee, obesity, medial meniscus tear, tight hamstring muscles, and incorrect training techniques.
Symptoms of Goosefoot Bursitis of the Knee
The primary symptom of goosefoot bursitis is pain on the inner side of the knee and/or on the center of the tibia, which may worsen with physical activity.
Diagnosis of Goose Foot Bursitis of the Knee
When you present to the clinic with these symptoms, your doctor diagnoses goosefoot bursitis by ruling out other conditions with a thorough physical examination of your knee and X-ray imaging studies.
Treatment of Goosefoot Bursitis of the Knee
Goosefoot bursitis can be effectively treated with conservative therapy including rest, use of ice packs, anti-inflammatory drugs and injection of steroids at the region of the inflamed bursa to relieve inflammation and pain, and physical exercise to help improve range of motion at the affected region. Surgery is performed only when conservative treatment is ineffective, and involves the removal of the bursa.
If you are experiencing a knee tendon bursitis - goosefoot, please contact the expert team of knee specialists at South Palm Orthopedics to learn more about effective treatment for goosefoot bursitis in Delray Beach, FL.