Which activity modifications are used in 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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In patients with generalized anterior knee pain, activity modification may be necessary to allow the joint to quiet down and to allow the hamstring tightness to resolve. In most patients, this modification involves minimizing the use of stairs, climbing, or other activities that cause irritation of the joint.

Athletes and active patients may return to play or activities as their symptoms permit. In more severe cases, restrictions on activities may be necessary. Athletes who play contact sports may benefit from the use of a protective pad over the affected area.


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