Lifestyle and home remedies

By Mayo Clinic Staff

To ease pain and discomfort of knee bursitis, try these home remedies.

  • Rest your knee. Discontinue the activity that causes knee bursitis and avoid movements that worsen your pain.
  • Apply ice. Apply an ice pack to your knee for 20 minutes at a time several times a day until the pain goes away and your knee no longer feels warm to the touch.
  • Apply compression. Use of a compressive wrap or knee sleeve can help to reduce swelling.
  • Elevate your knee. Elevate your knee by propping up your legs on pillows. This can help reduce swelling in your knee.
May. 03, 2011