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Pes Anserinus Tendonitis

Pes Anserinus Tendonitis

Pes Anserinus Tendonitis or Pes Anserinus Bursitis is the inflammation of the little sacs of fluid, called ‘bursa’, between the joint of the shin and surrounding muscles of the knee. This inflammation can be caused by friction, irritation, and pressure. Pain is most often felt on the inside of the knee, underneath the joint.


Overuse and unnecessary added pressure can cause friction of the joints and muscles, irritating the bursa. It is most common in people who do a lot of sports or who have osteoarthritis in the knee. These factors also contribute to the development of this condition:

  • Muscle tear
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Tight muscles
  • Training or sports that are stressful on the knees



Common symptoms of this condition may be:

  • Pain inside or below the knee, middle of the shin.
  • Pain with exercise or sports


The best way to reduce or treat Pes Anserinus Tendonitis is to change workout or sporting routines to alleviate the stress on your knees. You can also try these other treatment options:

  • Cortisone or steroid injection
  • Icing
  • NSAIDs
  • Personalised stretches and exercises
  • Rest

If symptoms are not alleviated or reduce with these conservative treatment options, our podiatrist may recommend surgery to remove the inflamed bursa.

At Mint Foot Care, we will perform an extensive biomechanical assessment and gait analysis to accurately determine the best treatment options for you. Call us on 1300 975 980 or visit us in clinic today.


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