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Developed bursitis. Started feeling discomfort in achilles tendon after using night splint. Any relief?

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i have a lump on the instep of my left foot, i also have a spur on the heel, from which i developed bursitis. That issue was taken care of with physical therapy and using a walking boot for a couple of months, my achilles tendon does bother me at times and when does i use my night splint. I tried using the splint for the instep pain but it makes it worse. I am planning on seeing my podiatrist about this but am wondering of there is anything i can do in the mean time
Posted Thu, 18 Apr 2013 in Bones, Muscles and Joints
Answered by Dr. Rajesh Gajwani 36 minutes later
Thanks for your query.

After reading your symptoms I feel that till you visit your doctor you can do the following:

- Hot foamentation twice daily for a week/till you visit the doctor
- Mild analgesics (pain killers)
- Physiotherapy to improve the existing condition.

Hope this helps.
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