Do You Use Ice Packs Or Heat For Bursitis?

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Alternative Names

Insertional heel pain


Treatment

Your health care provider may recommend the following treatments:

  • Avoid activities that cause pain.
  • Ice the heel several times a day.
  • Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (for example, ibuprofen).
  • Try over-the-counter or custom heel wedges to help decrease the stress on the heel.
  • Try ultrasound treatment during physical therapy to reduce inflammation.
  • Use physical therapy to improve flexibility and strength around the ankle, which can help the...
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