What is included in a rehabilitation program for the treatment of pes anserine bursitis?

Updated: May 08, 2018
  • Author: P Mark Glencross, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAPMR; Chief Editor: Milton J Klein, DO, MBA  more...
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During the rehabilitation program, the patient should incorporate the following measures:

  • Continue with activity modification as necessary

  • Begin a gradual resumption of activities

  • Continue alternative training for cardiovascular fitness

  • After regaining full, pain-free motion with good isometric strength, work on improving strength and endurance

Advise older patients and those with chronic pain to avoid muscle atrophy from disuse. Address obesity in cases in which it is a contributing factor.

A small cushion placed between the thighs before sleeping is useful in managing medial knee bursitis.


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