Achilles Tendonitis

A group of conditions including:

  • Achilles Tendonitis:  Tendon thickening or inflammation of the tendon sheath, likely vascular in nature
  • Insertional Achilles Tendonitis : Pain at thickening at insertion of Achilles to heel bone
  • Haglund deformity:  Enlargement of posterosuperior tuberosity of the heel bone
  • Retrocalcaneal Bursitis : Inflammation of bursa at the back of the heel

Treatment:  Following a biomechanical examination, footwear assessment and possibly some radiology, a treatment plan could include:  Footwear changes, taping, offloading padding, orthotics, exercise regimen, icing and anti-inflammatory medication.