To ease pain and discomfort of knee bursitis, try these home remedies.
April 24, 2014
- 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.
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