Retrocalcaneal Bursitis: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Conditions

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Description

Retrocalcaneal Bursitis is a painful condition where the bursa (a small fluid sac meant to cushion your walking) between your achilles tendon and heel bone gets inflamed.

How did this happen?

  • Lack of stretching before exercises
  • Overuse of heel and ankles
  • Tight fitting shoes or heels

What should I do?

  • Rest the affected foott
  • Ice packs can be used to reduce inflammationn
  • Do proper stretches before exercising 
  • Anti-inflammatory medicine can be used to relieve painf
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • A podiatrist can advise on proper footwear and exercises to treat symptoms
  • Medical insoles can be prescribed
  • Foot mobilization and soft tissue release 
  • Photobiomodulation Therapy
  • Surgery might be needed if symptoms prolong after conservative treatment

Treatments Available

  • Shockwave Therapy

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