facebook_pixel

Uncategorized

What is a calcaneal bursa injury?

2018-06-04

A calcaneal bursa injury can be really painful and an annoying distraction for dedicated runners. If you notice increased sensitivity or pain at the back of your heel, you may be showing signs of having this inflammatory issue. This article explores how you can acquire a calcaneal bursa injury, what symptoms to look out for, and how to treat it if you have one.

What is a calcaneal bursa injury?

Also known as calcaneal bursitis, it occurs when there is inflammation around the heel bone (the calcaneus). This swelling is usually brought on by friction developing between the bone, tendon and skin in this area. The swelling can harden, causing a bursa to form.

What are the symptoms?

You may notice redness and swelling on the back of one heel. It will likely be very sensitive to touch or pressure. Calcaneal bursitis can be very painful and may feel like a hardened lump on the back of the heel. This isn’t bone – it’s the result of inflammation and can feel very firm (if you can stand to touch it at all).

How can you treat calcaneal bursa injury?

Like many common running injuries, rest is often the best cure. As the injury is caused by persistent friction and pressure, treatment involves removing these aggravators where possible. Wear looser or larger shoes to reduce pressure. Avoid sandals or heels with back straps on them – instead try backless shoes unless the pain lessens significantly. You may also try applying cool packs to the inflamed site or taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory pain relief. If the injury is serious, a doctor may offer a cortisone injection, or in a worst-case scenario may recommend surgery. If you notice the pain and take action early these more serious options may be avoided. Surgery can require 3-6 months of rehabilitation before you return to your previous running and training schedule.

About Enertor Advanced Technology Insoles –  Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training.  Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole.  Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today.

Enertor insoles are available to buy from our online shop.

Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site.

What people are saying about Enertor insoles?

  • Jody L.

    great for cushioning, but they hurt my feet
    I really like the cushioning and bounce of these insoles, however, the way they are contoured, they make my feet sore on the outside of my foot, opposite the arch. The pain goes away after two or three miles so maybe my feet just need some time to adjust to them or maybe I need to try them in some different shoes. I’ve only had them a couple of weeks.

    More
  • Ben

    Very Comfortable
    Great to run in but would be better if they were a bit lighter.

    More
  • Imogen B.

    Great Support
    Foot feels supported and secure and the insoles appear to be very durable

    More
  • Tyrel D.

    Good insoles, but bad for wide toed shoes
    Though I could feel an improvement overall, I can tell they are not made for wide-toed shoes, like the Altras I run in. I’m sure they work great with traditional shoes, and look forward to using them in my next pair.

    More
  • Charlotte Scott

    Very supportive
    With a high arch and instep I can often not feel supported with the usual innersoles that come in trainers. With these I get the support I need as well as benefiting from the additional shock absorption.

    More
  • Jon

    Great addition for comfort
    I’ve got flat feet and I think this helps.

    More
  • Anthony Everest

    For Athletes
    These are a good quality, comfortable insole that gives really good support and cushioning. My only gripe is that it does make the shoe feel heavy, though this isn’t any different to the others I have tried.

    More
  • Brice J.

    Excellent
    I’m always skeptical of high end insoles, but these are the real deal. With a bigger build and 3 broken ankles I’m constantly suffering shin splints. Ran 5mi for the first time since before the surgery with little pain yesterday. No joke these things!

    More
  • Tanya P.

    Feel great!!
    Feel great!!

    More
  • Avinash S.

    Awesome
    Huge positive difference vs. Superfeet. Energy transfer lasts the whole day / workout.

    More
Shop now