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Inferior Calcaneal Bursitis

By Kendrick Alan Whitney, DPM

Bursitis can develop at the inferior calcaneus, near the insertion of the plantar fascia.

Symptoms and signs include throbbing heel pain, particularly when the shoes are removed; mild warmth; and swelling. The pain is most pronounced when the heel first contacts the ground during walking or running activity.

Treatment is injection of a local anesthetic/corticosteroid mixture and soft-soled shoes with added protective heel cushion padding.

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