Medial Knee Pain? It could be Pes Anserinus Bursitis

Posted on December 13th, 2011

What is pes anserinus bursitis? The pes anserinus is the medical term for the combined tendinous insertion of 3 muscles: sartorius, gracilis and semitendinosus (hamstring). They run along the inside of your knee joint and attach onto the top of your shin bone (tibia).

 

As the pes anserinus passes over the inside of your knee it crosses over a bursa (fluid sac). The bursa is responsible for  reducing friction of the tendons over the bone.  Bursitis is inflammation of the bursa so therefore pes anserinus bursitis is a condition in which the bursa on the inside of your knee becomes inflammed from overuse of the 3 muscles that cross over it.

This condition tends to occur in swimmers (particularly breaststrokers), cyclists and runners but can occur in other sporting populations as well.

If you think you may be experiencing pes anserinus bursitis a physiotherapist can help treat and prevent further inflammation and pain through manual therapy, electrotherapy and exercise prescription.


PhysioCare Christmas Party

Posted on December 4th, 2011

On Saturday night, the PhysioCare crew headed to the wonderful Garden of Eating to celebrate the Christmas season and the end of 2011. Much fun was had by all and the food and wine was spectacular. A few of the happy crew continued the fun well into the night with Latin dancing in Flinders Street.

There was a brief moment of sadness with Lisa (one of our fabulous physios) leaving in 2 weeks to head off down south to Albury-Wodonga. We wish Lisa all the success and best of luck with her future endeavours!