Back of the heel pain

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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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. We explain the symptoms and possible treatment options available. Haglund’s syndrome …

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Achilles bursitis

Achilles Bursitis

Achilles bursitis is also known as Retrocalcaneal bursitis is inflammation and swelling of a bursa at the back of the heel. A bursa is a small sack of fluid found between tendon and bone and can become inflamed through overuse. Symptoms Pain at the back of the heel, especially when running uphill or on soft …

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