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What is a burst ankle bursa and how does one determine if that is the problem and what is the proper treatment?

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Dr. Wenjay Sung
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In brief: Ankle Bursa

A bursa is a fluid filled sac between tendon and bone that can act as a cushion, the "ankle bursa" is usually associated with the bursa sac near your achilles tendon/ heel cord.
Having it "burst" could mean it ruptured or popped, and generally there is pain and swelling associated with this. Usually, the recommended treatment is antiinflammatory medication, rest, cut-out back of the shoe, pt.

In brief: Ankle Bursa

A bursa is a fluid filled sac between tendon and bone that can act as a cushion, the "ankle bursa" is usually associated with the bursa sac near your achilles tendon/ heel cord.
Having it "burst" could mean it ruptured or popped, and generally there is pain and swelling associated with this. Usually, the recommended treatment is antiinflammatory medication, rest, cut-out back of the shoe, pt.
Dr. Wenjay Sung
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In brief: Bursa

Is a fluid filled sack in the joint.
See a specialist for an mri.

In brief: Bursa

Is a fluid filled sack in the joint.
See a specialist for an mri.
Dr. Jeffrey Bowman
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