Q. What is the treatment of retrocalcaneal bursitis?

Answered by
Jay Indravadan Patel
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 22, 2022

Hello doctor,

I am an 18-year-old male. I have got retrocalcaneal bursitis, according to my ultrasound. It is not hurting when I bounce lightly, do calf raises, or even run. I feel a pinch only when I jump one-legged and I try to reach a higher point. My questions are: What should be the treatment for this, how long should I rest before it goes away, and can it ever become permanent?



Welcome to

I think first we need to know the stage of bursitis you have. It may be an acute, sub-acute, or chronic stage?

Based on that, we can assist you better.

In general, first, I suggest you undergo therapeutic ultrasound therapy by a competitive physiotherapist close by. Next, I suggest you take help from the taping so the stress and stress passing through the joint via the muscle overlapping can be controlled and diverted.

Now, once your pain level comes down, I suggest focusing on balancing activities using the balance board. There are two types of balance boards. The first one is the rocker bottom board, and the second is the wobble board. Start with a rocker bottom board for two to three weeks and shift to a wobble board after that for two to three weeks. Then perform single-leg squats on the floor, then rocker bottom.

In case you have any scan reports like magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), diagnostic ultrasound report, X-ray report, please do share them with us.

I wish you a speedy recovery.

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