Ankle Bursitis

Ankle Bursitis: A bursa is a fluid filled sac that prevents friction at the ankle joint. If this sac is injured, it may lead to soreness and aching.



Most Common Sites Of Ankle Pain:

1) Outside Of The Ankle Pain.

Ankle Bursitis
A sprained ankle is the most common cause of ankle bruising and pain.
  • This is the #1 site of ankle pain.
  • This is the site of ¬†ankle sprains.

2) Back Of The Ankle Pain.

  • This is the most common site of chronic running pain.
  • This area is common for achilles heel pain, ankle bursitis, heel bursitis and heel spurs.

3)Inside Of The Ankle Pain.

  • The inside of the ankle is where major muscles, arteries and nerves run.
  • This site is common for nerve pain, posterior tibialis pain and medial shin splints.

4) Front Of The Ankle Pain.

  • This site is also common in runners and soccer (football) players.
  • Extensor tendinitis is very common in runners.
  • Anterior ankle spurs are most common in soccer (football) players.



Bursitis In Ankle:

  • The most common site of bursitis in the ankle is at the back of the heel.
  • There are no other normal sites of a bursa around the ankle.
  • There are tendon sheaths at other tendons that pass by the ankle, but no bursa.
  • But you may still be having bursitis like pain in other places of the ankle.
Bursitis in ankle
Bursitis in the ankle is essentially only at the Achilles tendon. There are two bursa here: one between the skin and the Achilles tendon, and a second between the heel bone and the Achilles tendon.




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The Modern Podiatrist (Foot and Ankle Specialist Doctor):Today's podiatrist is required to undergo rigorous medical training that licenses them as physicians with equivalent legal standing to the MD and DO degree (These are physician recognized licenses most common only in the USA). Although admittedly the training does differ between the three degrees. The differences are listed below.In Michigan Podiatrists are trained and authorized to perform surgery in the foot and ankle up to the tibial tubercle below the knee.All our podiatrists and foot doctors have undergone rigorous training including a 4 undergraduate college degree, writing the medical school entrance exam (MCAT), followed by a 4 year medical school degree (DPM - Doctor of Podiatric Medicine),Once podiatrists in the USA complete the rigorous 4 year medical school courses, they are required to complete a minimum of 3 years of a surgical and non-surgical residency program. Some podiatrists and foot doctors then choose to go on to further fellowship training specializing in various forms of specialty such as diabetic surgery or reconstructive foot and ankle surgery.The training is not over yet! Each podiatrist must be judged by a governing body where they submit their surgical cases and are reviewed regularly to ensure excellent results. This is a career long evaluation with board qualifications and certifications every few years.So have faith that today's podiatrist is your best choice for your foot and ankle problems! We are able to approach you foot and ankle problems from a non-surgery perspective, but that when necessary we can provide you with the treatment that you need!All articles written by this account are considered to be for educational purposes only. It is impossible for us to truly assess your condition and the advice we give here is meant to give you a basis to then follow up with your podiatrist and foot doctor later.If you have any questions at all, or there is anything that we can help you with, please feel free to contact our office or email us. Podiatrists provide medically necessary treatment which should be covered by valid insurance plans, we are not a cosmetic or elective medical specialty.