Back of Knee Pain: Patellar Bursitis aka Baker’s Cysts

People not only suffer from knee pain that presents in the front or side of their knee, but also from knee pain in the back of the knee! This is most often caused by inflammation of a small fluid filled sac, called a bursa that is near the knee joint. The name of this condition where you experience back of the knee pain is Bursitis and is also commonly called a Baker’s Cyst. These fluid filled sacs perform an important function, which is to reduce friction and cushion pressure points between the bones on either side of the knee joint.

It might not be intuitive that wearing itBandz, a low-profile knee brace, can help reduce and stop back of the knee pain. The science behind it is rooted in the function the bursae themselves play to reduce friction in the knee. Wearing itBandz offloads the inflamed sacs and allows them to heal. Instead of the bursa reducing the friction and cushioning the knee, itBandz does this! The additional stability provided by itBandz also speeds recovery along faster than without wearing them. Shop now and when you purchase two itBandz you automatically save 10% plus free shipping!

There are several other things to consider that may help the healing process. Gentle stretches for the hamstring and calf muscles can reduce tightness and allow fuller range of motion for the knee joint. Assess your footwear to make sure you are getting the support you need for your feet.  The knee gets caught in the middle and so if you don’t have the right shoe, it can result in pain behind the knee.  Walking and light exercises are also a good practice.  The swelling of the lump behind the knee usually abates within a few weeks.  If you are prone to back of knee pain, you may want to wear itBandz knee braces when you are doing a lot of walking, exercising, or other active pursuits. 

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