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About Knee Bursitis

Bursitis is a painful condition, and when it occurs in your knees, it can put a huge damper on your mobility and your lifestyle. But you don’t have to suffer in silence when an experienced knee expert is so close. For the most effective knee bursitis treatment, visit the nearest office of the Spine & Rehab Group. They’ve got convenient locations in the Financial District, Midtown Manhattan and Greenwich Village. In New Jersey, you can find their knee experts in Bergen County, Morris County and Union County, including Paramus, Riverdale, Englewood Cliffs, Cranford and East Brunswick. Call today for an appointment.

What Is Knee Bursitis?

Anatomy of Knee Bursitis

Knee bursitis refers to the inflammation or irritation of the bursa near the knee joint. A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac preventing friction between moving parts in your knee joint, including the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments. When the bursa gets inflamed, you feel knee pain.

The inflammation causes the bursa’s lining to thicken and produce excess fluid. The excess fluid collects in the bursa sac causing it to swell, which leads to tenderness and pain. If left untreated, the injured bursa can get infected. With so much movement dependent on your knees, any injury to these joints can alter your quality of life. With a painful knee, you’ll have problems doing normal daily activities.

In New York City and northern New Jersey, the Spine & Rehab Group has pain and spine specialists like Dr. Amr Hosny and his team who can relieve your knee pain. These doctors leverage cutting-edge technology to diagnose knee conditions, including:

What Are the Types of Knee Bursitis?

Every case of knee pain resulting from inflammation of knee bursa is unique because it varies based on the affected bursa. Your knee has three major bursae, so depending on the one that’s inflamed, your condition may involve:

A correct diagnosis of your knee condition is only possible after thorough examination and imaging tests. Visit the top pain specialists at the Spine & Rehab Group in NYC and NJ to get the right diagnosis, which is the first step toward your bursitis knee treatment.

Our Board certified doctors Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
Amr Hosny, MD, MBA, FASA
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David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
David Chu, MD, FAAPMR
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Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR Board Certified Interventional Spine Medicine
Vivek Mehta, MD, FAAPMR
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Deepali Gupta, MD, DABA, DABPM Board Certified Interventional Spine Specialist
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What Are the Symptoms and Causes of Knee Bursitis?

An early diagnosis helps determine the cause of the inflammation of a bursa. The diagnosis forms the basis of your personalized bursitis knee treatment plan developed by Dr. Hosny and his team. Common symptoms of knee bursitis include:

You may not notice all these symptoms, but any of them, combined with knee pain, is a reason to seek medical attention. Common causes of bursa inflammation include:

What Are the Risk Factors for Knee Bursitis?

Knee pain is a major complaint and the underlying condition of the knee may be knee bursitis. Some factors that make you more prone to this kind of knee injury include:

If you’re in any of these risk categories, take precautions to avoid the painful damage to your knees. Losing weight and wearing protective gear in sports and on the job is one step to protect yourself from knee injury.

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I came to the spine and rehab group for my back and leg pain. I was able to get an appointment the same day I called. The staff was very friendly and courteous. The doctors were very knowledgeable and took time to explain what was causing my pain and answer all my questions. I felt comfortable having my procedure done in their state of the art surgery center, where the staff made you feel at ease. They are very easy to reach and available to answer all your questions.

Narendra G.

The entire staff at The Spine & Rehab group is great. They are so helpful and kind. The doctors really take time to talk to their patients and answer any and all of the questions that I had. I've had office visits and procedures done and everyone to the front desk, to the nurses. and the doctors were just great and knowledgeable. They really got me feeling better as well. Since I starting going there my pain has improved greatly! I would recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to everyone!

Carmen C.

The Spine & Rehab Group is my go to place for chronic pain. The doctors are compassionate and supportive. The nurses and staff are professional and so caring. I have been a patient here for almost 10 years . The doctors and physician assistant are extremely knowledgeable and always looking for the best way to help with my chronic pain! I always recommend The Spine & Rehab Group to people dealing with pain, I even tell my other doctors what wonderful doctors they are.

Val B.

These days it’s hard to find a professional, yet extremely caring physicians office, particularly in the field of Pain Management. Dr. Hosny, Dr. Chu, physician’s assistant Summer and the entire staff have managed to make this happen. Robin helped me many times with insurance to ensure that I got my shots in a timely manner (Hi Robin!). I’ve been going to this office for about three years and I couldn’t be more pleased!


I went to Dr. Hosny with lower back pain. I spend many hours sitting in a truck for my job. After an hour or so I would get pain in my back. Since I am a truck driver, pain killers were not an option for me. After a few sessions with Dr. Hosny, I am pain free. The staff at New Jersey Pain Care Center and are wonderful and caring people. I would recommend anyone go to Dr. Hosny if they want real results.


I had gone to Dr. Hosny with severe back pain after spinal surgery. It was debilitating pain that stopped me from being able to function normally. Dr. Hosny suggested that I have a Spinal Cord Stimulator implanted in my back. It is the best thing I EVER did. I am so excited to be able to return to my normal life with no medication. My experience at the pain center was wonderful. The nurses were very understanding and kind.


I have had back surgeries that provided me no relief from my pain. After a few treatments with Dr. Hosny, I have almost no discomfort. I have no need for my pain medication anymore, and have been able to go back to working out and enjoying activities with my family. I was pleasantly surprised at the treatment I received at New Jersey Pain Care Center. The staff is very nice, and treats you with respect. The facility is clean, bright and everything is brand new.


I had been having pain in my neck for many years. I had been to other doctors and they all recommended that I have surgery. I was hesitant to get surgery, so I wanted one more opinion. I had a friend tell me about Dr. Hosny and New Jersey Pain Care Center. From the moment I met Dr. Hosny I knew he wasn’t your average doctor. He took the time to listen to my concerns about surgery, and he agreed. After my cervical radiofrequency, I have full range of motion back in my neck, and best of all, no pain.

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How Is Knee Bursitis Treated?

Treatment for knee bursitis depends on the results of your doctor’s examination and any diagnostic imaging tests. Your specific treatment depends on the type of bursitis you have. Knee bursitis treatment options include:

Your doctors at the Spine & Rehab Group know the most effective pain management techniques and non-surgical treatment options for your knee condition. They use a multi-disciplinary approach to knee bursitis and other knee, back, hip and neck pain problems. Contact the practice today to get relief from your painful knee. With eight locations in Manhattan and in northern New Jersey, there’s an office near you.

Page Updated on Jun 16, 2022 by Dr. Hosny (Interventional Spine Specialist) of The Spine & Rehab Group
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