A bursa is a small fluid filled sac that protects a tendon or muscle where it slides over a bone. In this case it is between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone. Sudden overuse, compression and heel deformities are the usual cause of injury and inflammation.

How much time does it take for bursitis to heal?

How do you alleviate heel bursitis?

What is the effect if  bursitis goes untreated?

These are some of the questions we hear from patients with retrocalcaneal bursitis.  If you need a solution for your foot pain, we can help.


If home treatment does not alleviate your retrocalcaneal bursitis, or if symptoms escalate, the advice of a Canadian Certified Pedorthist would be recommended. One of the Pedorthists at Elio’s will assess the patient for foot health issues and determine the best possible treatments such as custom orthotics.

Custom Orthotics: a heel insert can lead to improved  mechanics in the foot and treat the irritation of the retrocalcaneal bursa.

Orthopedic Footwear: In some cases, orthopedic footwear with good support could be the solution.  Some patients can feel improvements by simply replacing their shoes with rigid heel and ankle construction and get properly fitted orthopedic footwear from Elio’s experts.

Ask about Retrocalcaneal Bursitis Treatments at Elio’s in Niagara.