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How long does heel bursitis usualy take to heal?

How long does heel bursitis usualy  take to heal?

1-2 weeks: With rest and support as well as anti-inflammatory medication, such as advil, (ibuprofen) it can resolve in 1-2 weeks. It may require additional treatment and may actually be a plantar fasciitis.. There are multiple forms of treatment for these conditions and if it does not resolve with rest and anti-inflammatory medication, should seek professional help. ...Read more

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Bursitis (Definition)

Inflammation of the bursa, a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between ...Read more


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How long to heal Achilles bursitis? Should you rest? It's not swollen, red but hurts when putting pressure on heel bone. Stiff in mornings.

How long to heal Achilles bursitis? Should you rest? It's not swollen, red but hurts when putting pressure on heel bone. Stiff in mornings.

Depends: It depends on how severe and longstanding this problem has been, and how comprehensive treatment has been in addressing it. Achilles bursitis often require antiinflammatories, stretching exercises, shoe modifications or changes, physical therapy, etc. It is not unusual for this to take weeks or months to fully resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take for bursitis in foot to go away? I'm using ice and ibruprofen per my doctor. He wouldn't say how long it would take,

How long does it take for bursitis in foot to go away? I'm using ice and ibruprofen per my doctor. He wouldn't say how long  it would take,

Generally 1-2 weeks: It can just be days, but usually 1 to 2 weeks, if the joint is not used too much and the physician directions about ice and antiinflammatories are followed. ...Read more

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Can bursitis in the Achilles heel cause swelling?

Can bursitis in the Achilles heel cause swelling?

Heel swelling: Yes. Bursitis is inflammation of a fluid filled sack. Along the insertion of the achilles. So anytime you have inflammation of the bursa it will swell thus causing swelling of the heel. ...Read more

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Saw Pod. Tues-heel spur & severe bursitis - cortisone inj-still pain-trying weight-feels like heel crunches & I get nauseated. more time? or normal?

Saw Pod. Tues-heel spur & severe bursitis - cortisone inj-still pain-trying weight-feels like heel crunches & I get nauseated. more time? or normal?

Plantar fasciitis: Give it some more time. The typical treatment would be wear good supportive shoes with an orthotic, stretch your achilles, use ice on your heel, avoid barefoot flat shoes, try otc nsaids. You may need to rest your feet. See your podiatrist in 2-3 weeks if still painful. ...Read more

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Bursitis or lumps in both elbows, left wrist and a heel spur lump. What can I do regarding this?

See MD: Olecranon bursitis of the elbows is common and often asymptomatic.Wrist '. Bump' most often is a ganglion. "pump bumps" of the heel are related to exostoses beneath the achilles' tendon .These are not the same 'bumps'. See an ors for definitive diagnosis and treatment .Gl! ...Read more

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What causes bursitis on the bottom of the heel of the foot? What is the treatment? I have this on right foot and plantar facetious on left foot.

What causes bursitis on the bottom of the heel of the foot?  What is the treatment?  I have this on right foot and plantar facetious on left foot.

Heel pain + PF: 9/10 times, heel pain is caused by plantar fasciitis. Bursitis is rarely the cause of heel pain. Bursitis may occur on the back of the ankle, most commonly called retrocalcaneal bursitis. This is caused by friction to the back of the ankle by poor fitting footwear, tight or weak calf muscles and/or is associated with an achilles tendon problem. ...Read more

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Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Pain under heel for a year when walking. MRI negative for bursitis, tendonitis, plantar fasciitis, thin fat pad, pinched nerve. What else could it be?

Achilles' tendon: If plantar fasciitis or,other pathology is not found, I would check the Achilles' tendon insertion, and have your gait assessed. You may have an accentuated heel strike that irritates this area. Orthotics should be used to help,off weight this area ...Read more

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Hi i never did this. well my foot doctor told me i have bursitis in my right heel he gave me a shot that didnt help and i did physical therapy and did?

Hi i never did this. well my foot doctor told me i have bursitis in my right heel he gave me a shot that didnt help and i did physical therapy and did?

Common: If you had 'bursitis' of the heel injections may not help and if you had a component of plantar fascitis then PT( 'coke- bottle' stretches etc.) is very commonly effective..Best of Luck! ...Read more

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When i sit or stand for awhile, I have need of pop in left side groin area by lift leg up to the side . Also I have tolerable pain. Is it bursitis?

When i sit or stand for awhile, I have need of pop in left side groin area by lift leg up to the side . Also I have tolerable pain. Is it bursitis?

Could be. : You describe symptoms of snapping hip syndrome but can not tell without a thorough history and physical exam. With your symptoms and description seems like you should see a doctor and get a treatment plan. ...Read more

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Why does pain associated with trochanteric bursitis spread down the lateral leg to the knee?

Referral pain. : That is referral pain. However, sometime lower back pain, especially L4 nerve root irritated might induce both lateral upper and lower part of thigh pain. ...Read more

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No knee issues. Painful to move leg at night due to hip issues. One spot is painful. Does this sound like bursitis?

No knee issues. Painful to move leg at night due to hip issues. One spot is painful. Does this sound like bursitis?

Hip: It may be if it is along the outside of your hip and should respond to Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen. If it has been present longer than 2 weeks, see your doctor for an exam and help with the diagnosis. It is unusual that it is occurring at night. Bursitis should be painful all the time. All the best in sorting this out. Feel better. ...Read more

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Chronic leg pain sciatic n thigh/butt. Had 2 cortisone shots. Pain is gone. Been 3 wks. Dr said i had bursitis. What does this mean if shot helped?

Chronic leg pain sciatic n thigh/butt. Had 2 cortisone shots. Pain is gone. Been 3 wks. Dr said i had bursitis. What does this mean if shot helped?

Cortisone works!: Cortico-steroids are life saving drugs that are used to reduce acute inflammation. It can truly be a miracle drug, but unfortunately riddled with side effects and uncomfortable long term signs and symptoms: the fact that it worked may not be diagnostic for bursitis, though very possible. Prolonged use shuts your adrenals from working and weight gain, facial swelling, insomnia & many probs ensue. ...Read more

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Started with rt hip labrum tear and Bursitis in hip.1 yr later got bursitis in both hips gr8r trctr, shoulders.y does my rht leg gets red in shower?

Started with rt hip labrum tear and Bursitis in hip.1 yr later got bursitis in both hips gr8r trctr, shoulders.y does my rht leg gets red in shower?

Water temp : if u take too hot shower/ use room temp water. looks like u get these bursitis due to poor sudden exercise and poor training. Do gradual truing. if u have RH A then see an MD ...Read more

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Pes anserine bursitis what is the pain pattern on inner leg? What type of gym exercise or equipment is best? If I run is it best to alternate exercis

Pes anserine  bursitis what is the pain pattern on inner leg? What type of gym exercise or equipment is best? If I run is it best to alternate exercis

Pes Bursitis: Pes anserine bursitis can be treated like most sports injuries: Rest, ice, NSAIDs. Physical therapy can help as can a visit to your orthopaedic surgeon to ensure the correct diagnosis is made. Make sure that you stretch before exercise and warm up, avoid hill running and stair climbing if possible as you improve you can return to activity. Look at these videos on rehab: http://tinyurl.com/jj8xun2 ...Read more

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Leg legnth difference. Pain in both hips when laying down or sitting. Also back.Taking motrin. Hip bursitis? Couldn't sleep last night. Pain all day

May be acquired: instead of congenital. See your ortho for good evaluation to understand why this happened. The hemipelvis can rotate from trauma or some type of exercise and cause limb length discrepancy. Physiotherapy may be very helpful ...Read more

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