Bursitis in my Foot? No way!

Bursitis is just for old people, right? So, how did I get bursitis in my foot?

What is Bursitis?

Bursitis in your feet is caused when there is a swelling in the fluid filled area between your joints.  Normally the bursa protects your joints so they can move smoothly. It is like a shock absorber in your foot.  The cushions keep your joints working correctly and help your tendons and ligaments pass over your bones.  You feel pain when the bursa becomes irritated and then decreases the ability to absorb the shock around your joint.

bursitis in my foot

Bursitis in the Foot

The most common areas of bursitis are:

  • feet
  • hips
  • knees
  • shoulders
  • elbows: commonly known as tennis elbow
Bursitis in the Feet

Common Areas of Bursitis in the Foot

What are Symptoms of Bursitis?

  • If your feet are in pain
  • If you are having a hard time moving your feet
  • If your feet look swollen 
  • If an area of your foot is red or inflammed

How Did I Get Bursitis?

  • Aging: The wear and tear over time takes it toll
  • Trauma: A common cause is an injury from sports
  • Repetitive Motion: Someone who walks or runs a lot might get this
  • Rapid Joint Movement: Someone like a drummer
  • Overusing the joint: Someone who is doing a lot of exercising

How do I Stop The Pain From Bursitis?

For mild pain from bursitis you should:

  1. Rest
  2. Use an ice pack 15 minutes on, then 15 minutes off several times every day
  3. Take an over the counter anti-inflammatory, such as ibuprofen or naproxen
  4. Hold off on exercising until it starts feeling better

If your pain is more severe, make an appointment with us today at Hollowbrook Foot Specialist and we will get you back  to doing those things you enjoy.


by David Schlam

Your Top-Rated & New Favorite Podiatrist In Wappingers Falls, NY

Always arrive to a pleasant cheerful staff! They make you feel welcome and get you situated quickly! The Doctor is friendly and makes your feet feel great! I travel a bit to get to this office, but it is so worth it! The staff is always helpful and customizes my appointments to my needs!

- Bob D.

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GREAT EXPERIENCE!!!! Very nice, friendly, and thorough doctor. Wonderful staff too! Very clean office. They fit me into there schedule the same day. They recognized my issue right away and got me out of discomfort painlessly.

- Jordan C.

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You will not find a better podiatrist than Dr. Schlam. I have been seeing him for over twenty years and he has been a godsend for my foot pain. If only I could give six stars...

- John M.

john 5 star review

Great experience. They got my son in as soon as possible as made sure his foot was ok. Will definitely use them again!

- Irene T.

irene 5 star review

The best health care experience. The staff and nurses are super friendly and Dr. Schlam is very good. I highly recommend Hollowbrook Foot Specialists.

- Bob D.

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Our Wappingers Falls
Podiatry Office
89 E. Main Street
Wappingers Falls, NY 12590

Phone: 845-298-9074

Office Hours:
Monday: 9am - 5pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 5pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
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