What is calcaneal bursitis?

Calcaneal Bursitis is an inflammatory disease that affects the posterior area of the heel. There are a superficial and a deep retrocalcaneal bursa; these are on the back of the heel and the Achilles’ tendon. These are sacks of fluid with the function of facilitating the sliding between the tendons and the bony structures reducing the suffering due to excessive friction of both structures.

Schedule an appointment right now if you suffer from this disease, it is important that a Podiatrist sees you.


Bunion surgery recuperation

Recovery of surgery of Bunion (Bunion)

Recovery after bunion surgery takes about 3 to 6 weeks, complete recovery from surgery can take an average of 4 – 6 months. During the first 2 weeks after surgery, you will wear a surgical boot to protect your foot. Keep the bandage clean and dry.

You should not put weight on your finger at first, and you will need a cane for help. Stay off your feet as much as you can, and ice your feet and feet to speed healing and reduce swelling.


Your foot will remain swollen for several months after the operation. Wear shoes with enough space to minimize your pain. Women should try to avoid using high heels for at least 4 months after bunion removal. Your doctor may send you to physical therapy, where you will learn exercises that can strengthen your foot and leg.


Rolando Meléndez, DPM in Corona and Jackson Heights, NY will help you with your foot and ankle problem.

It is gratifying to be able to help restore a person’s quality of life


Salsa dancing shoes


Salsa dancing gives your muscles, joints, and bones a really good workout. It can help delay osteoporosis and arthritis.


Salsa dancing shoes should be stylish (of course), lightweight, comfortable, flexible, made of real suede and/or leather, and extra cushioning in the sole.

The foot should have more freedom of movement while keeping the heel “locked” in place.


Leather/suede soles to give enough amount of slip-and-grip while allowing your foot to pivot freely. Avoid rubber-soled shoes.

The dance shoe size should be the same as your street shoe size. If your foot is narrow, you should go down 1/2 a size. If your foot is wider you should go up 1/2 a size.


Gentlemen typically wear suede or leather shoes with a low heel. For Latin Ballroom the heel should be slightly higher.

For ladies, an open toe heel or strappy sandal is best for the Latin and Salsa dancing. This allows greater movement of the toes, while giving balance and creating a clean leg line.


Traditional Ankle Strap provides the least amount of foot security. X-Strap (around arch) are great for newer dancers, this strap style anchors your foot to the arch of the shoe, avoiding ankle twisting and providing an ideal amount of support and stability.


Heel sizes can be as low as 0.5″ or as high as 4″. The most common heel sizes are between 2″-3″. Higher heels give more shape to the leg. For beginners, it is recommended to start with a 2.5″ heel height.


The skinny stiletto heel cause more pressure to the ball of the foot and less balance. Cuban heels are the lowest and thickest heels and distribute weight over more of the foot. The flare heel has a skinny center with a slightly flares out out the bottom, providing a bit more stability over the stiletto heel.




Rolando Melendez, DPM in Jackson Heights, NY has the experience and knowledge to keep you dancing. Because we want you to keep doing all the fun things you like to do without having pain in your feet!