Achilles/Heel swelling

Here we list injuries and conditions which cause achilles tendon swelling. The achilles tendon is the thick, band of tissue at the back of the ankle.

Retrocalcaneal bursitis

Achilles Bursitis

Achilles bursitis is also known as Retrocalcaneal bursitis. It is inflammation and swelling of a bursa at the back of the heel. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment of Achilles bursitis. Symptoms Symptoms …

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Achilles tendonitis

Achilles Tendonitis

Achilles tendontis is an overuse injury causing pain at the back of the ankle. If not caught early, it can be a difficult injury to cure. But with the right treatment and particularly eccentric strengthening exercises, a full recovery can usually be achieved.

Retrocalcaneal bursitis

Haglund’s Syndrome

When retrocalcaneal bursitis exists at the same time as Achilles tendonitis in the same leg, this is known as Haglund’s Syndrome. Both these conditions need to be treated in order to recover from Haglund’s syndrome. …

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Achilles tendonitis

Achilles Tenosynovitis

Achilles tenosynovitis is an inflammatory condition of the sheath or layer surrounding the Achilles tendon. It is sometimes also known as paratenonitis. It is an overuse injury which affects the sheath surrounding the Achilles tendon, …

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