Bursitis

What is it?

Inflammation of fluid filled sack (“bursa”) designed to reduce stress on ligaments/tendons against bone during movement.
  • Calcaneal: behind achilles tendon
  • Retrocalcaneal: between achilles tendon and calcaneus

What are the symptoms?

  • Local pain and tenderness, aching with exercise
  • Redness and thickening of skin over inflammation

What are the causes?

  • Direct irritation (poor footwear - rubbing)
  • Change in mechanics - increase pronation
  • Heel counter too restrictive

Bursitis - Inflammation of the Bursa - Fluid Filled Sack