An inflammatory condition where the bursa on the inside of the knee becomes inflamed and causes pain in the area. Normally a bursa acts as a cushion or friction reducer between 2 body parts; however, prolonged pressure and/or repetitive motions can cause friction and lead to bursitis. The pes anserine bursa lies beneath 3 tendons 2-3 inches below the knee joint and it is commonly irritated by runners that do excessive hill training or who have recently increased their mileage, people with tight hamstrings, an incorrect positioning of the knee (an angling out of the lower leg), and with those who have knee osteoarthritis. Pes anserine bursitis leads to pain and swelling on the inner-lower side of the knee, tenderness to the area, pain with bending or straightening the knee and pain with walking, sitting down, rising from a chair or climbing stairs.
The Physical Therapists at Apple Physical Therapy will design a personalized treatment plan specific to you and your injury that will include range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercises to improve mobility and strength in your knee, leg and core musculature to allow you to return to normal daily activity. We will include manual therapy techniques such as massage and stretching of the knee and surrounding muscles to restore normal motion of the knee and leg and to facilitate healing. If necessary, your PT may elect to use modalities such as ice, heat, and/or ultrasound to decrease swelling, pain and ready the body for exercise.
With convenient locations in both Cherry Hill NJ and Marlton NJ, Apple Physical Therapy proudly serves such areas as Cherry Hill, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Maple Shade, Berlin, Moorestown and all of South Jersey’s Camden and Burlington counties. If you are looking for a Physical Therapist in the Cherry Hill area, we welcome you to our practice. Meet our team and schedule your appointment with us today!