Have You Got Heel Pain?

A common cause of heel pain your Camden Podiatrist treats is Retrocalcaneal Bursitis. 


What is a Bursa?


Bursa’s are effectively the cushions of the joints. They allow tendons to move freely over the joints, effectively lubricating the area. Bursitis is the inflammation of these bursa’s and can occur anywhere throughout the body. A common cause of heel pain your Camden Podiatrist treats is retrocalcaneal bursitis.


What is Retrocalcaneal Bursitis?


The retrocalcaneal bursa sits between your calcaneus (heel) and your achilles tendon. Bursitis in general can be caused by repetitive movement, injury or tight muscles. Posterior muscles, including your calve muscles are the common muscles involved with retrocalcaneal bursitis.


What are Retrocalcaneal Bursitis symptoms?


Heel pain is a common reason for podiatry treatment. Retrocalcaneal Bursitis is one of the common forms for heel pain. Symptoms include


  • Pain and swelling on the heel
  • Pain when using you calf muscles – running and walking
  • Pain on compression of the heel


How can you treat Retrocalcaneal Bursitis?


Like all heel pain, your Camden Podiatrist must assess the patient to identify the cause for pain. Common forms of heel pain treatment include:


  • Stretching
  • Strengthening
  • Mobilisations
  • Footwear changes
  • Orthotics


For all other enquiries, book an appointment in at Reform Podiatry Camden

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