Can I run with bursitis?

People who love to run may ask us, “Can I run with bursitis?” We know it is hard, but this is one of those foot conditions where the best course of action is to let your foot rest, instead of just pushing through the pain. You will heal more quickly and prevent worse problems by taking a break.

Bursitis is often linked with Achilles tendonitis. If you feel pain or burning in your heel that gets worse with physical activity and feels better at rest, then you may have bursitis. This is most likely a cause of suddenly increasing the intensity of your physical activity level without gradually building up to it. Your feet, just like the rest of your body, need time to build strength. To treat this condition you will need to rest your feet, ice your heels daily, and possibly use shoe inserts or undergo physical therapy to increase your heel and foot strength.

If you have more questions about treating and preventing bursitis call Dr. Robert Parker at (281) 497-2850 to schedule an appointment at Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston.

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Dr. Parker is a podiatrist and surgeon in Houston, TX who has been helping patients for more than 40 years.