Lefort Podiatry | Bursitis
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Bursitis (Ball of Foot Pain)

A bursa is a fluid filled cushioning sac generally located where tendons pass over areas of bone around the joints. They are found in a number of locations within the foot such as behind the heel between the heel bone and the Achilles tendon (called retrocalcaneal bursa), underneath the heel (called subcalcaneal bursa) and in the forefoot between the metatarsal heads or balls of the feet (known as intermetatarsal bursa).

 

Footwear, foot posture and muscle tightness (which translates to tight tendons) may contribute to increases friction over the bursa. In situations of excessive pressure the bursa can become inflamed and painful, which is known as bursitis.

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Treatments for Bursitis by podiatrists are aimed at reducing the tension and addressing the underlying cause which may include:
  • Soft Tissue Mobilisation
  • Foot and Ankle Joint Mobilisation
  • Custom Orthotics
  • Footwear changes
  • Anti-inflammatory medications either oral or topical

 

In some cases that do not respond to conservative treatments, your podiatrist may recommend a cortisone injection confirming the diagnosis via ultrasound.

 

Footwear, foot posture and muscle tightness (which translates to tight tendons) may contribute to increases friction over the bursa. In situations of excessive pressure the bursa can become inflamed and painful, which is known as bursitis.

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