Anyone have there bursa sac go

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by jw55wags, Sep 21, 2008.

  1. jw55wags

    jw55wags New Member

    Hey has anyone out there have there bursa sac go. Last wed.nite I get off truck after 10 hrs. my left knee has a tender spot on it. I think what is this I never twristed or hit it on anything. I get home and about 8:30 its as big as a baseball. Doctor sats its the same thing Peyton Manning had. Sent me home with antibiotics and told me to stay off it and come back next tuesday. Wondering how long to recover. Funny but I am on Vac. next week. Thats not what I had planned for my week off.
     
  2. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    This may require arthrospic surgery.Did you work comp it?
     
  3. jw55wags

    jw55wags New Member

    The doc. says it just happens. The sack just lets go.
     
  4. Bad Gas!

    Bad Gas! Active Member

    Which doctor?Your own?
     
  5. upsgrunt

    upsgrunt Well-Known Member

    Same thing happens when you don't lift with your legs!
     
  6. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I had bursitis in my right knee many years ago . I had to wear a brace and use crutches for about a week.
     
  7. trplnkl

    trplnkl 555

    There is a huge difference in a blown out bursa and depleted bursa. With a blown out bursa, sometimes surgery is required as the only way fix the problem, usually followed by months of rest and rehab. Sometimes cortisone injections can give enough artificial relief for the body to regenerate on it's own
    A few yeas ago I had a bursa sac depletion in the hip where the sciatic nerve runs past the hip bone going down the leg. This was caused by the long hours of riding bumpy roads in a crappy package car with a worn out seat between stops. I was off work a total of 5 months 2 weeks. seeing a total of 6 doctors and ended up with a 10% impairment for life. Now the pain comes and goes depending on how long of a drive I have for the day or what kind of condition the PC is in.
    Good Luck with your recuperation jw55wags.
     
  8. jw55wags

    jw55wags New Member

    Went to a specialist on my area. How do you prove it happened on the job since it just lets go. I could understand if I had twisted or banged it against somehing during the day. I ll know more today.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I would think that it would be considered the type of injury that occurs over an extended length of time and most certainly would be job related. I had to have ulnar nerve release surgery on both of my elbows and while there was no specific injury date this was considered job related and I received both comp and my supplemental health insurance pay.
     
  10. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    How did the surgery go. I have been dealing with this problem for years but not gotten the surgery. I'm getting tired of loosing the feeling from my elbows to my finger tips. Also tired of waking up with two arms that feel like a cement bat. Had carpal tunnel surgery on both hands about 15 years ago and that went well.

    @jw55wags good luck with the bursa.
     
  11. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    When I was initially scheduled for surgery they had planned on performing surgery on one elbow. I asked how long the recovery would be and was told 1 month. I then asked how long the recovery would be for both elbows. At first he laughed and then gave me a look and then said 1 month so I said lets do them both. I was actually off completely for 2 weeks and on TAW for 2 weeks. The surgery was successful but, if I hit my elbow just right, it feels like my hands are on fire.
     
  12. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    I have a spot on my elbows that feels like a deep bruise. All I have to do is hit it the right way and it sends me reeling. I'm tired of the constant ache from the elbow to the tips of my fingers. I think I will schedual the proceedure soon.
     
  13. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    May I suggest that you schedule an EMG first? This is a test where they send electrical waves from your elbow down to your fingertips to see if there is loss of electrical waves strength, which would indicate some sort of blockage or pinching of the nerves. The first few pulses of electricity feel weird but do not hurt and you get used to it as the test does take some time. Also, be sure to go to an ortho for this procedure.
     
  14. chev

    chev Nightcrawler

    No you may NOT!! :wink2:
    Oh my god that test sucks! :surprised: I have actually had that done on both arms from shoulder to fingers. Those needles don't tickle. (unless they do it differently now)
    I have a good ortho that took great care of my shoulder a few years back when I damaged the Rotator cuff when I fell out of a cab-over Volvo.
    Thanks for the info. :peaceful: