Bursitis is a painful inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac called a bursa, which is located under the tendon and serves as it’s protection. The bursa protects the tendon from injury and provides cushioning to prevent friction in its immediate area, such as between ligaments and bones. It can become inflamed from repetitive motion or irritation. The most common areas of bursitis are the shoulders, elbows, and hip. However, it can affect the foot and ankle too. In the foot, the heel and the toes are most often affected.
The most common causes of bursitis are repetitive motions or positions that put pressure on the bursae around a joint.
Other causes include injury or trauma to the affected area, inflammatory arthritis (such as rheumatoid arthritis), gout, and infection.
Symptoms of bursitis include localized redness, swelling, and pain.
Treatments may include local ice therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as ibuprofen), and padding or corticosteroid injections to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. If these nonsurgical treatments fail to provide adequate pain relief, your doctor may discuss surgery.
Ankle Arthroplasty (Total Ankle Replacement)
Ankle Arthroplasty, also called Total Ankle Replacement, is a replacement surgery of a damaged ankle joint using an artificial implant.
Regenerative Medicine Treatments
Regenerative medicine involves the delivery of growth factors to injured joints and tissues to promote the healing process.