Knee bursitis is a common complaint, but the following factors may increase your risk of developing this painful disorder.
April 24, 2014
- Excessive kneeling. People who work on their knees for long periods of time — carpet layers, plumbers and gardeners — are at increased risk of knee bursitis.
- Participation in certain sports. Sports that result in direct blows or frequent falls on the knee — such as wrestling, football and volleyball — may increase your risk of knee bursitis. Runners may develop pain and inflammation in the anserine bursa, located on the inner side of your knee below the joint.
- Obesity and osteoarthritis. Anserine bursitis, affecting the inner side of your knee below the joint, often occurs in obese women with osteoarthritis.
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