Infrapatellar Bursitis Overview
Infrapatellar bursitis is the inflammation of the infrapatellar bursa, which is located just below the kneecap. It is a common cause of knee pain and swelling among persons whose work involves kneeling on hard surfaces. Depending on the occupation affected it is known by a variety nick-names, most commonly floor layers’ knee, but also plumbers’ knee, clergyman’s knee, and housemaids’ knee.
Infrapatellar Bursitis Prevention
Because wear on the joint traces to the structures that support it (the legs, and ultimately, the feet), proper fitting shoes with adequate support are important to preventing Infrapatellar Bursitis. For someone who has flat feet, wearing proper orthotic inserts and replacing them as often as recommended are also important preventive measures.
Strength in the core and legs is also important to posture, so physical training also helps to prevent Infrapatellar Bursitis. But it is equally important to avoid exercises that damage the knee.