The Answers You Need to Settle Your Foot Care Questions

Sometimes it can be difficult to find the right answers to your questions. Other times it can be too embarrassing to even ask the right questions. That is why we take the initiative to answer common foot care queries without the need to be asked. Come get the answers you and your feet need.

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  • 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.

  • How Can I Relieve Bursitis Pain?

    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.