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    I was diagnosed with suprapatellar bursitis in my knees over a year ago. I'm not in pain, but have inflammation. The inflammation won't go away! I have to wear a compression sleeve on my left knee to keep the swelling down because i stand all day at my job. At the time all of this occurred, I was doing alot of leg workouts including running and weight training. I am now limited as to what I can do and I love to run. The Dr. said I could get cortisone injections or have my bursa removed! Neither of which will I do, but I feel like I'm going to have this forever. I cry frequently and wish it would go away. I've read "Healing Back Pain" but I can't figure out the cause and how to fix myself. The book describes me as if it were written about me, but I'm still at a loss and need help. Do I have TMS? Please help!
     
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    GUEST ANSWER: (on request of Ask a TMS therapist). I am a medical doctor. Sports Medicine CAQ. -- The absence of pain, as you state, argues against TMS. A persistently inflamed bursa could be bad luck, a systemic inflammatory condition in your body, or the result of the standing you do all day. No one treatment approach is appropriate for every patient, or every condition. I'd advise a cortisone injection in the bursa-- you were against this above. But I'm not sure why? The body produces cortisone daily in the adrenal glands. Synthesized and concentrated, it's a useful injection for inflammation if used SPARINGLY and INFREQUENTLY. You may indeed be a TMS prone individual "the book describes me..." but that doesn't mean every health condition you'll face in your life will be TMS. I hope this helps. (Note: I cannot diagnose nor advise definitive treatment by this method, see a local doctor.)


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