Heel Bursitis

Monday, September 14th, 2009

What is Heel Bursitis?

The bursas are small fluid-filled sacs that act as cushions between the bones, tendons, muscles and joints of the body.  There are many bursas throughout the body.

Bursitis is simply inflammation of the bursa.  In heel bursitis, the bursa separating the Achilles tendon from the joints, bones or the muscles of the lower foot are inflamed.
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What Are the Symptoms of Heel Bursitis?

The symptoms include localized pain and/or stiffness in the back of the foot … Read the Full Article

Foot Pain & Swelling

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

Foot pain & swelling is a symptom, not a condition.

There are many conditions that may cause these symptoms and the appropriate treatment depends on the cause.  But, according to the Podiatry Institute, poor circulation is one of the most common causes.

What is Poor Circulation?

Poor circulation is something of a “catch-all” phrase that doctors use to refer to reduced circulation of bodily fluids, resulting in edema.  Edema is another word for swelling.  It occurs when fluids (plasma, water, … Read the Full Article