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One of the most highly searched questions and emails we receive here at the Adelaide heel pain clinic.
Heel bursitis is essentially an inflammation at the bursa at the back of the heel. This bursa sits In between the heel bone and Achilles tendon. Friction and irritation of the bursa often leads to it becoming inflamed thus leading to pain.
The symptoms of heel bursitis include:
Lifting the toes up to the sky leads to pain
Wearing tight fitting shoes can irritate the back of the heel and the bursa, most patients mention not being able to tolerate footwear and feel relief without wearing shoes
Joint stiffness such as moving your feet up to the sky and down to the ground
Bony bump at the back of the heel which is called haglands deformity, this bony bump can irritate the bursa and lead to bursitis.
Visual observation such as redness and swelling at the back of the heel
Pain worse with activity