Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Ortiz Out For Week With Bursitis

Red Sox's designated hitter David Ortiz is out for a week with bursitis after telling the baseball team's medical doctors that he was experiencing pain in his right heel.
Bursal sacs are small areas of liquid typically found around joints where tendons attach to the bone. Their primary job is to reduce friction and allow the greatest range of movement. In the foot, there are two bursal sacs where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel bone. Repetitive motion is often a cause for bursitis.
Ortiz was placed in a walking boot as part of his conservative treatment, and was probably told to ice and stay off the foot. He was not placed on the 15 day disabled list, which means that the Red Sox expect him back shortly. He may also have to wear a heel lift to reduce some of the pressure on his Achilles tendon.
Stretching before any exercise regime is alway recommended and wearing the proper footwear.
Dr. Tina A. Boucher, DPM
Central Connecticut Foot Care, LLC
Podiatrist Meriden CT
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