So I go to the Dr about my knees, the 1st time he gives this pain med that makes me sick to my stomach, and anti inflamotory and a MUSCLE RELAXER???? So basically that was pointless cause he gave me stuff that didnt help and that frankly I did not need????!!!! So I go back, and tell him I want to try some antibiotics cause I have been researching my symtoms, and found that my symptoms point to bursitis which is an infection of the bursea sacs in my knees. He then gives me ANOTHER anti-inflamotory, and a steriod thing that is used for allergies, asthma, and arthritis....which I have none of those things! I found something online about a phone consult with a doctor, it's a little more expensive than a doctors office visit, but I dont wanna keep going to the doctors office just to be given crap I dont need! (By the way I have tried taking all the things he has given me) So I was just hoping that someone has done this before or something! Please ANY IDEAS are GREATLY appreciated!

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Dec. 20, 2007 at 10:19 AM I have never done it, but I just wanted to let you know I did read this. Hope you feel better soon and find the answer you are looking for.

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Dec. 20, 2007 at 2:17 PM

Are you sure it is bursitis and not arthritis? If it is bursitis then..(copied from web site)

The R.I.C.E. therapy includes:

  • Resting the affected joint by immobilizing it with a sling, splint or cast, Ice the affected joint to reduce swelling, and Compression and Elevation of the affected joint.

It can help to protect bursae close to the skin, such as the ankles and knees, with padding. Additionally, deep-heat therapy (diathermy) can also relieve the discomfort and inflammation of bursitis.

Anti-inflammatory medications, such as aspirin or over-the-counter nonsteroidal drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or indomethacin can often be helpful. If the cause of the bursitis is bacterial, antibiotics will be administered.

If the inflammation does not respond to the R.I.C.E. therapy and medications, surgical drainage (aspiration) of fluid from the bursa and the injection of corticosteroids into the bursa is an alternative treatment. Surgical removal of the bursa is a possibility for chronic bursitis.

With adherence to treatment, bursitis usually subside in seven to 14 days.

Did you take the meds for longer than a week....anti-inflammatory meds take a while to work. If it is arthritis then a steroid shot into the area will help. Did the Doc do x-rays and blood work? And, did you see a regular Doc or a Rheumatologist? Antibiotics will help only if there is infection in the bursa fluid. Good Luck!!

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Dec. 20, 2007 at 2:35 PM No, but I'll pray for you.

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