Ankle bursitis is caused by inflammation of the bursa in the ankle. The bursa are fluid filled sacs that act as cushions between the bone and an adjoining tendon. Typical symptoms are pain in the back of the ankle, limping, ankle stiffness or restricted movement and/or swelling in the ankle or heel area. This injury can manifest as an overuse injury or, alternatively, it can result from direct injury to the ankle, bacterial infection, excessive pressure on the ankle joint or a medical condition such as rheumatoid arthritis or gout. The products below can help to manage the pain of ankle bursitis or speed recovery from the condition. Please consult with your physician to understand which product may be best suited to your activity level and other circumstances.