How to get rid of painful swelling in the bursa of the knee?
Amoxicillin is less liekly to help.
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The pain and swelling in the knee bursa is likely to be due to an inflammation rather than an infection. In case there is a collection of fluid inside the bursa- Can be detected clinically -then it needs to be aspirated and cultured to rule out an infection. Amoxicillin is less likely to help you now.
The inflammation needs strong anti inflammatory pain killers and local steroid shot to control the swelling.
Till then you can use a pair of knee supports and avoid all painful activities.
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