What is the role of drug treatment for 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 general, medications are not frequently used to treat pes anserine bursitis. In cases where pharmacologic therapy may be warranted to help alleviate symptoms, the addition of an over-the-counter or prescribed anti-inflammatory medication, such as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), may be indicated. In addition, injection of a local anesthetic, with or without a corticosteroid, may be helpful.


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