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Think you have Retrocalcaneal Bursitis?

Book an appointment to have a Registered Podiatrist diagnose your pain and proscribe you a treatment today!


What is a Retrocalcaneal Bursitis?

  • Retrocalcaneal bursitis is a condition that occurs when tissue damage and inflammation occur to the bursa which is a small fluid filled sac at the back of the heel causing pain.

  • This can happen if people have flat feet, muscle weakness, muscle tightness, joint stiffness or they wear inappropriate footwear. As well as obesity, inappropriate or excessive activity and not taking time to recover.

How did I get this?

  • By wearing very tight shoes or doing certain movements with your ankle compression and frictional stresses can be placed on the retrocalcaneal bursa, causing irritation and Compressive forces and friction may be placed on the retrocalcaneal bursa causing irritation and inflammation.

What can I do about it?

  • RICE technique- Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation.

  • Massage the muscles.

  • Stretch

  • Consult a podiatrist

What help can I get for this?

  • Podiatrists may prescribe padding or strapping, advise on appropriate footwear/modification of foot wear, exercises, or prescribe orthotics.

  • Orthopaedic surgeons may need to do surgery if conservative measures don't work

When will it get better?

  • Improvement can be seen in a few weeks with appropriate treatment regime.