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NYC Foot Bursitis Treatment: What Is Bursitis in Feet?

Our joints contain small, slippery sacs called bursae that help muscles and tendons slide smoothly over our bones. Bursitis is the inflammation of one or more of these sacs due to constant micro-trauma or overuse. Bursitis in feet is found either at the bottom of the heel, at the back of the heel, or beneath the metatarsal heads. Bursitis in feet also usually develops in bunions.

NYC Foot Bursitis Treatment: Bursitis in Other Body Parts

Two common sites for bursitis in the knee are the kneecap (prepatellar bursitis) and the pes anserine (“goosefoot”) bursa, located about two inches below the knee where the shinbone meets three tendons from the hamstrings. Pes anserine bursitis often afflicts runners and other athletes as well as people with osteoarthritis (“wear and tear” arthritis), tight hamstrings, obesity, or turned-out knees or lower legs. Prepatellar bursitis tends to occur in people whose jobs involve long periods of kneeling, who play sports that frequently involve falling or being struck on the knee, who have been in a car accident, or who have rheumatoid arthritis or gout.

What Are the Symptoms of Bursitis?

  • Pain and stiffness
  • Redness around the joint
  • Swelling around the joint
  • Difficulty in shoes
  • Difficulty in walking

NYC Foot Bursitis Treatment at Manhattan Footcare

We at Manhattan Footcare apply both medical and mechanical approaches to treating bursitis in feet, kneecaps and pes anserine. Depending on the particulars of your case, NYC foot bursitis treatment may include any of the following:

  • Anti-inflammatory medication
  • Cortisone injections
  • Physical therapy
  • Paddings
  • Arch supports
  • Orthotics
  • Rest
  • Shoe changes/modifications
  • Surgery

For more information on our Manhattan, New York foot bursitis treatment facilities, please dial 212-629-5090.

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