Knee Bursitis injury

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25/02/2013 at 16:05

Hello everybody . . . just wondering how you are all getting on now. I am still getting twinges from my knee and while I am running it makes me nervous of getting back to my previous schedule. I spent about an hour and half working in the garden the other day with a fair amount of kneeling and the day after could really feel it, makes me think this is still not completely fixed even after all this time 

25/02/2013 at 16:37

Hi Rich,

No progress from me unfortunately, still not running 

Going for some more cortisone tomorrow, this time under GA and x-ray and deeper into the joint. We will see!

I have read that bursitis very rarely occurs in isolation, it is almost always triggered by some other tissue damage but these consultants like to treat the symptoms and are not always great at finiding the cause! A good friend of mine has been out of action with hip bursitis for months and through a 2nd opinion found out that she actually has a labral tear

Carry on taking it a bit easier Rich and best of luck to you and everyone else.

28/02/2013 at 17:23
Hi Rich and Laura, really sorry to hear that things are not progressing as well as hoped. I've taken it steady in building up my mileage and done a lot of stretching, physio and foam roller and touch wood I'm gradually getting there. In the first month I was getting twinges and still do every so often but it hasn't forced me to stop. I did a. 10k race on Sunday and it it all felt good ! . Best of luck over the coming weeks
31/10/2013 at 14:36

HI all, very very new here but have suffered recently with bursitis and found a folk medicine site that suggested Milk of Magnesia. I know it sounds unlikely but...

I started running around a month ago, started gently but then overcooked it and ended up with inflammation of bursa in the knee (diagnosed by physio). I was in a lot of pain for nearly two weeks - 1200mg of Ibuprofen sort of pain, sometimes unable to walk without painkillers. I tried ice and warm-packs and it just wasn't getting any better.

To cut a long story short I tried the Milk of Magnesia - Europe has effectively outlawed it due to high content of sulphates - but you will get it at Boots (and only Boots in UK ). And yes, I know it's for an upset stomach and yes it did have side-effects - it can work as a laxative at higher doses but within 48 hours (3 x 10ml daily) the pain had gone. One week on I've started running again at smaller distances and so far so good.

 

 

Edited: 31/10/2013 at 14:40

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