Can certain activities cause bursitis?

Basketball can lead to bursitisSince bursitis is an overuse injury, its many causes include certain activities and repetitive motions. Running, jumping repeatedly, and lots of start-and-stop motions are common contributors to the condition. This can happen through classic activities like jogging, soccer, basketball, and more. The hard pounding and strain on your foot structures can easily aggravate the bursa. Even sudden accidents when you’re playing sports can contribute to bursitis, though this is less common.

However, even spending extended periods of time on your feet or doing household chores can overwork the lower limbs and contribute to bursa problems. This is especially true in older populations—aging thins the bursa sac, making it more vulnerable. It’s also prominent among people who are sedentary and unaccustomed to regular activity. Fortunately, bursitis is easily treatable, especially if you catch it early. Let Podiatry Associates, P.C. in Parker, Cherry Creek, and Castle Pines, CO, help you take care of your feet. Use our website to make an appointment. You can also call (303) 805-5156 to reach us.

Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC