Knee bursitis, also called prepatellar bursitis, is the following situation: the knee's bursa becomes inflamed, causing kneecap swelling and pain. This usually affects the prepatellar bursa.
Knee bursitis usually has the following symptoms: kneecap swelling, prolonged kneeling pain, knee movement difficulty. In some cases, the prepatellar bursa may become infected - this may lead to other complications.
Prolonged kneeling or squatting can usually cause knee bursitis. Other causes may include: direct knee trauma, roofing work, flooring work, gardening work, rheumatoid arthritis, bacteria infection. The patient should avoid any aggravating activities. Ice compress, resting and anti-inflammatory medications can help to reduce the inflammation.