Medical Considerations for Bursitis
Although bursitis can be painful, it is not usually a serious condition. Redness and swollen areas associated with bursitis can, however, indicate infection and should be addressed by a doctor as a precautionary measure. Always talk to your doctor if you have soreness, pain, redness, swelling or other indications of problems in any area of the foot that persist for more than a few days.
Reviewed by: Robert P. Thompson, C.Ped, IPFH Scientific Advisory Board
Last updated: June 11, 2015