Playing Ball with Bursitis

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On Friday, April 21, St. Louis Cardinals’ center fielder Dexter Fowler had to sit out a game due to bursitis in his right heel. It’s a painful ailment that we are all too familiar with here at The Center for Advanced Orthopedics.

Bursitis is the inflammation of the small, fluid-filled sacs, known as bursae, that reduce friction between your bones, tendons and muscles. This condition typically occurs near joints, such as your hip, knee or elbow, but can affect other areas as well. Repetitive motions or overuse injuries are often the culprit, but trauma and arthritis have also been known to cause bursitis.softball-1354947_1920

Treatment usually includes rest and taking a pain reliever when needed. If pain persists, a steroid injection may be given. If you are dealing with pain caused by bursitis, please call us to schedule an appointment at 618-288-9460 or visit for more information.

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