refers to the inflammation of the bursa located between the calcaneus
and the anterior surface
of the Achilles tendon.
There are two bursae located just superior to the insertion of the Achilles (calcaneal) tendon: Anterior or deep to the tendon is the retrocalcaneal bursa
; posterior or superficial to the Achilles tendon is the subcutaneous calcaneal bursa
Retrocalcaneal bursitis can be caused by several factors, like altered joint axis, overtraining
in athletes, wearing tight or poorly fitting shoes
, excessive activities
If retrocalcaneal bursitis developed, you will feel pain
at the back of the heel, and have swollen, tender heels
. The pain can even get worse when standing on tiptoes.
Here is a picture of retrocalcaneal bursitis, you can treat it as a reference:
Keyword: retrocalcaneal bursitis