Friday, November 20, 2009

Achilles Tendon Bursitis (aka Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)

49 year old man with chronic pain just above the calcaneal bone in the vicinity of the insertion of Achilles tendon. Ultrasound showed a fluid filled thick walled bursa dorsal of the achilles tendon.
Achilles tendon bursitis is a common foot pain in athletes, particularly runners. It can often be mistaken for Achilles tendinitis or can also occur in conjunction with Achilles tendinitis.
The retrocalcaneal bursa in situated in the feet between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneum (heel bone). With repeated trauma or ill-fitting shoes, the bursa can become inflamed.

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