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Infracalcaneal bursitis is inflammation of the bursa (a fluid-filled sac) below your heel bone (calcaneus). Bursae are situated in various locations throughout your body where friction between tissues commonly occurs, and these sacs are designed to help reduce this friction and prevent pain.
Pain in the heel that worsens with weight bearing activities.
Being overweight, in a weight-bearing occupation, wearing poorly constructed shoes and playing high impact sports are all risk factors.
If you are overweight, losing weight will help. Ice the painful area several times per day, wear cushioned, supportive shoes such as trainers and limit the time you spend on your feet. Gel heel cups are also very useful in treating this condition.
If your symptoms fail to improve within 2 weeks of home treatments.
Where conservative treatment fails, cortisone injection may be considered. A period of immobilization is sometimes required in severe cases.