Retrocalcaneal bursitis is a condition that causes heel pain. This pain spreads from the bursa located between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone. This bursa normally provides a cushion as you walk. A bursa is a fluid- filled sac.
• Patients typically experience pain at the back of the ankle and heel
where the Achilles tendon attaches into the heel bone.
• Pain during activities requiring strong or repetitive calf contractions (often involving end of range ankle movements) such as walking (especially uphill), going up and down stairs, running, jumping or hopping (especially whilst wearing excessively tight shoes).
• Often pain may be worse with rest after these activities (especially that night or the following morning).
Diagnosis & Treatment:
The physiotherapist or doctor will provide you with an assessment of your
medical history and a physical examination of your heel and ankle. A
hallmark sign is swelling or tenderness of your heel around the insertion of
your Achilles tendon. Goals of treatment is to reduce pain,to reduce
inflammation,to increase joint mobility, restore the level of function you
had before the injury,Increase muscle strength, promote healing.
Specific treatment plan will be suggested by the Physiotherapist.