Bursitis is an inflammation of a small, fluid-filled sac, called a “bursa,” located near a joint, bone or tendon. The bursa, which protects the area from friction, can become inflamed from repetitive motion or irritation from shoes. In the foot, the heel and toes are most often affected.
Symptoms of bursitis include:
• localized redness
Treatment may include resting the affected area, local ice therapy, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, padding or corticosteroid injections to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain.