My right knee ‘blew-up’ last week (see photo attached). It was very painful suddenly one evening before I went to bed & could hardly walk on it the next morning.
I went to the doctor who said that it was Prepatellar bursitis & prescribed Naproxen (anti-inflammatory pain killer) - I didn’t want antibiotics as I didn’t believe it to be infected. Before visiting the doctor, I tried cycling on it and it felt fine whilst on the bike, but hurt as soon as I got off.
I rested it for a few days and the swelling has gone down a lot (but still painful to kneel-down on it). I have recommenced cycling and that seems fine. Have also recommenced strength exercises but whilst avoiding exercises that entail kneeling on that knee for the moment.
So my questions to you, my esteemed Sufferlandrians are:
Have any of you experienced Prepatellar bursitis (more commonly known as Housemaid’s Knee? If so how long did you have it for? What treatments did you use? Did you make a full recovery? Has it proved to be a recurring injury? Do you have to compensate in the type of training that you do?
Thanks for your insights and help.