Back of the heel pain

Achilles 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 Pain at the back of the heel, especially when running uphill or on soft surfaces. The back of your heel will …

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Sever's disease

Sever’s Disease

Sever’s disease, also called calcaneal apophysitis is an overuse injury and a common cause of pain at the back of the heel in children aged 8 to 15 years. Here we explain the symptoms, causes, and treatment, as well as how to manage training for young athletes who suffer with it. Sever’s disease symptoms Sever’s …

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Insertional achilles tendonitis / Sever's disease

Insertional Achilles Tendonitis

Insertional Achilles Tendonitis causes pain at the back of the heel at the point where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone. The injury is similar to Sever’s disease in children, usually occurring gradually, but can also be acute or sudden onset. If it is acute, the main aim is to prevent the injury …

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Achilles 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. Heel pain, tenderness, and swelling are the main symptoms. Haglund’s syndrome symptoms Symptoms of Achilles bursitis include pain at the …

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