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Bursitis

Bursas are sacs of fluid that occur in the body between joints and tendons to assist the smooth movement of the tendons over the joint.

Bursitis

Bursas are sacs of fluid that occur in the body between joints and tendons to assist the smooth movement of the tendons over the joint. Bursitis can form anywhere in the foot to protect joints from friction and commonly occur in the ankle or between the metatarsal heads (ball of the foot).

What causes bursitis in the feet?

Bursitis in the feet is often caused by repetitive movements, excessive pressure, or friction on the affected joint. Activities that involve repetitive motions, such as running or jumping, can lead to bursitis. Ill-fitting footwear, foot deformities, and certain medical conditions can also contribute to bursitis.

What are the common symptoms of foot bursitis?

Foot bursitis typically presents with pain, swelling, and tenderness in the affected area. The pain may worsen with movement or pressure on the joint. In some cases, the skin over the inflamed bursa may appear red and warm to the touch.

How can Blueprint Podiatry treat foot bursitis?

At Blueprint Podiatry, our experienced podiatrists can diagnose bursitis through a thorough examination and may request imaging studies to assess the extent of the inflammation. Treatment options may include rest, applying ice to reduce inflammation, and using orthotic devices to offload pressure from the affected area. We may also recommend appropriate footwear and activity modifications to promote healing.

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