Are you experiencing any of the following symptoms?
- Pain in the toes, feet, or ankles, especially with motion or pressure
- Swelling in the affected areas
- Redness and warmth
Bursae are fluid filled sacs that create a cushion between the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscle, and skin. Bursitis describes a condition in which one or more of these sacs become inflamed. This condition is commonly caused by repeated movement or prolonged pressure on the affected area. Bursitis can be caused by overuse, injury, or conditions like arthritis or infection.
Retrocalcaneal bursitis is a form of bursitis in which the small fluid-filled sac (bursa) between the back of the heel bone and the Achilles tendon become inflamed. This condition develops slowly, usually as a result of pressure caused by the back of a shoe associated with strenuous activity like uphill running.