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Yael Grauer 02-19-2011 02:19 PM

bursa tear
Any recommendations for a bursa tear (back of knee)? How long does it generally take to heal?

Steven Low 02-19-2011 05:22 PM

Mobility, if it doesn't hurt. Massage too.

If there's swelling, RICE it up and massage and anti-inflams

Any type of tearing within the body is very similar to tissue healing rates of teh skin but your mileage may vary depending on how vascularized the area/tissue is. Could be about 1-2 weeks... maybe 2-3... maybe longer.

You should be able to tell how fast it's healing within the first week or so as it starts to improve

Yael Grauer 02-19-2011 05:43 PM

No swelling. I got acupuncture yesterday and then it started bruising up today, which was weird. Getting massage on Wednesday. Posting photos... the white stuff is from some patch my acupuncturist gave me.

Yael Grauer 02-19-2011 05:46 PM


Yael Grauer 02-19-2011 05:47 PM


Chris Butler 02-19-2011 07:40 PM

Retrograde Massage to the hamstrings will help with the inflammation and scar tissue formation. It might help the ecchymosis also?

Yael Grauer 02-19-2011 09:52 PM

Right on. I'm getting massage and possibly taping on Wednesday. I do work trade with a really amazing LMT who has worked with a lot of pro athletes, which is great, since she can identify injuries and solutions without telling me to stop lifting, squatting, wrestling or doing sit-ups.

After talking to the amazing Mr. Low, we think it may not be a bursa tear after all but possibly a stretched ligament or irritated cartilage/meniscus (from hyperextension) or a burst blood vessel. If I'm still limping in a week or two I'll probably get it looked at to make sure it's not a more serious meniscus issue.

Taking time off is gonna suck, but I'll do what I have to. :(

Yael Grauer 02-20-2011 09:07 AM

Or maybe I tore/strained the popliteus muscle. Self-diagnosis ftw! :mad:

Steven Low 02-20-2011 09:53 AM

lol, stop overanalyzing.

Just let it heal and then see where it goes from there.

Could be a popliteal strain. Doubt you tore it through though

Yael Grauer 02-20-2011 12:50 PM

But it's snowing! There's nothing to do but overanalyze! I heard straining the popliteus would cause the weird bruising... not sure torn ligament/cartilage would. Anyway, doesn't matter. Lots of drugs FTW. Too bad I can't mix alcohol.

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