Bursitis is the inflammation of one of the fluid filled sacs, or bursa, which facilitate movement in the foot. Particularly problematic is inflammation of the bursas of the heel bone, Achilles’ Tendon, and the lower joint of the big toe.
Treatment may consist of local injections, aspiration, application of heat to the affected area, and protection against further irritation. A doctor may also prescribe nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and resting the foot.
For more information about bursitis of the foot and ankle, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665).