Bursitis is the inflammation of the bursae, or small fluid-filled sacs that protect your tendons and bones. In order to relieve bursitis pain in your foot, there are a few things you should do. First of all, you need to give it some rest. Don’t continue to do the activity that is causing your pain. You can also try medication and icing the area to reduce inflammation and swelling. Wearing orthotic shoe inserts might help relieve some of the pressure that you are putting on your feet, thereby allowing them to heal. In some cases, aspiration becomes a necessity. This is when the bursa is drained of its fluid, which reduces pain. A corticosteroid injection is another alternative for easing discomfort. In very severe cases, surgery is a possibility.
If you have more questions about treating bursitis, call Dr. Robert Parker by dialing (281) 497-2850 to schedule an appointment at Parker Foot & Ankle in Houston, TX.