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Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis of the Knee

Dr.Okoroha

Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis Specialist

People who overuse knee during sports or training and those who are obese are at a higher risk of goosefoot bursitis of the knee that is often caused due to repetitive friction on the bursa, a small fluid-filled sac found between soft tissues and bones. Goosefoot bursitis specialist, Dr. Kelechi Okoroha provides diagnosis and individualized non-surgical and surgical management for goosefoot bursitis in Detroit. Contact Dr. Okoroha’s team for an appointment today!

What is Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis of the Knee?

A bursa is a small fluid-filled sac found between soft tissues and bones. It lubricates and acts as a cushion, decreasing the friction between bones when they move. Bursitis refers to the inflammation and swelling of the bursa. Goosefoot bursitis or pes anserine bursitis is the inflammation of the bursa present between the tendons of the hamstring muscle and the tibia (shinbone) on the inner side of the knee.

Causes of Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis of the Knee

Goosefoot bursitis is often caused due to repetitive friction on the bursa, overuse of the joints during sports, osteoarthritis of the knee, obesity, medial meniscus tear, tight hamstring muscles, and incorrect training techniques.

When a goosefoot bursitis is suspected, it is important to schedule an orthopedic consultation for proper examination and care. Dr. Kelechi Okoroha is a goosefoot bursitis specialist who provides detailed examination and care for patients with goosefoot bursitis in Detroit, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Michigan and beyond.

Symptoms of Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis of the Knee

The primary symptom of goosefoot bursitis is pain on the inner side of the knee and/or on the center of the tibia, which may worsen with physical activity.

Diagnosis of Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis of the Knee

When you present to the clinic with these symptoms, Dr. Okoroha will diagnose goosefoot bursitis by ruling out other conditions with a thorough physical examination of your knee and X-ray imaging studies.

Treatment of Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis of the Knee

After careful review of your history and examination, Dr. Okoroha will provide an individualized treatment plan to help you return to your normal function. Goosefoot bursitis can be effectively treated with conservative therapy including rest, use of ice packs, anti-inflammatory drugs and injection of steroids at the region of the inflamed bursa to relieve inflammation and pain, and physical exercise to help improve range of motion at the affected region. Surgery is performed only when conservative treatment is ineffective and involves the removal of the bursa.

If you have experienced a Pes Anserinus (goosefoot) bursitis of the Knee, please contact Dr. Kelechi Okoroha, orthopedic knee specialist treating patients in Detroit, Royal Oak, Sterling Heights, Bloomfield Hills, Dearborn, Michigan and beyond.