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What is Calcaneal bursitis?


Calcaneal Buritis a small fluid-filled sac located near the heel bone (calcaneus), becomes inflamed. The bursa helps to reduce friction and cushion the heel bone as it moves against the skin and tendons in the foot.

Symptoms of calcaneal bursitis may include:

  • Pain and tenderness in the heel, especially when walking or standing

  • Swelling in the heel

  • Redness and warmth in the heel

  • Difficulty moving the foot or ankle due to pain

Treatment for calcaneal bursitis typically involves rest, ice, and physical therapy to stretch and strengthen the muscles in the foot and ankle. You can also try the following self-care measures at home to help relieve pain and promote healing:

  • Rest the affected foot as much as possible and avoid activities that cause pain or strain on the heel.

  • Apply ice to the affected area for 15-20 minutes at a time, several times a day, to reduce swelling and inflammation.

  • Take over-the-counter pain medication, such as ibuprofen or acetaminophen, to help relieve pain.

  • Elevate the affected foot above the level of your heart to help reduce swelling.

  • Wear shoes that provide ample support and cushioning to help reduce strain on the heel.

If the pain is severe or does not improve with self-care measures, it is important to consult a podiatrist for further evaluation and treatment.

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