They contain a small amount of fluid, and are positioned between bones and soft tissues, acting as cushions to help reduce friction. Pes anserine bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located between the shinbone tibia and three tendons of the hamstring muscle at the inside of the knee. It occurs when the bursa becomes irritated and produces too much fluid, which causes it to swell and put pressure on the adjacent parts of the knee. Pain and tenderness on the inside of your knee, approximately 2 to 3 inches below the joint, are common symptoms of pes anserine bursitis of the knee. Pain from pes anserine bursitis is located on the inside of the knee, just below the joint.

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Written by: Dr. Frederick Buechel, Jr. What Is Pes Anserine Bursitis? The Sartorius, Gracilis, and Semitendinosus are three muscles act to bend the knee, bring the knees together, and cross the knees. The Tendons of these three muscles pes anserine attach to the shin bone tibia over a bursa at the inside of the knee. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that acts as a cushion between tendons, bones, and skin.

Pes anserine bursitis is an irritation or inflammation of this bursa located on the inner side of the knee just below the knee joint. Bursitis, an inflammation of a bursa, usually develops as the result of overuse or chronic irritation. Pes anserine bursitis is common in athletes, particularly runners and with sudden distance changes.

Kicking a ball repeatedly will also cause bursitis. Pain and tenderness on the inside of your knee, approximately 2 to 3 inches below the joint, are symptoms of pes anserine bursitis of the knee. As bursitis is commonly caused through over exerstion there are a few factors that lead to that including the lack of stretching before activities. There is also an increase of bursitis seen with patient who have osteoarthritis, obesity, and tight hamstrings.

How Is Bursitis Diagnosed? The diagnosis of pes anserine bursitis begins with a history and physical examination. The exam will test the tenderness over the pes bursa X-rays will most likely be ordered to make sure that there are no other abnormalities in the knee.


Knee (Pes Anserine) Bursitis: Exercises

Pes Anserinus is the area on the inside of the knee where the tendons for the gracilis, sartorius and semitendinosus muscles attach. Under these tendons is a bursa fluid-filled sac which is important in reducing friction between the tendons and the bone. Pes anserinus bursitis is the name given to inflammation of the underlying bursa. Due to their close anatomical relationship, these conditions often occur simultaneously. On examination, your physiotherapist or sports doctor will look for signs of pes anserinus bursitis and tendinopathy.


Pes anserine bursitis

Inner knee pain when using stairs. Weakness around the knee. Swelling or tenderness, on or around the inner knee. Limited range of motion due to swelling at the knee. If you play sports or regularly participate in physical activity, you may also find it hard to perform these movements properly. Inflamed bursa If the pain persists, consider doing specific exercises that focus on strengthening the knee area. Injurymap can help you with this!


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Top of the page Introduction Here are some examples of exercises for you to try. The exercises may be suggested for a condition or for rehabilitation. Start each exercise slowly. Ease off the exercises if you start to have pain. You will be told when to start these exercises and which ones will work best for you. How to do the exercises Heel slide slide 1 of 3, Heel slide, Lie on your back with your affected knee straight. Your good knee should be bent.

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