You can take steps to avoid knee bursitis or prevent its recurrence:

  • Wear kneepads. If you're working on your knees or participating in sports that put your knees at risk, use padding to cushion and protect your knees.
  • Take breaks. If you're on your knees for an extended period of time, take regular breaks to stretch your legs and give your knees a rest.
  • Avoid excessive squatting. Excessive or repetitious bending of your knees increases the force on your knee joints.
May. 03, 2011