|Inflammation of the fluid sack (bursa) that lies between the Achilles tendon and your heel. This is a common problem in many activities. The main issue with this is that it is commonly mistaken for problem with the tendon.|
INJURY IN-DEPTH INFORMATION
|This problem comes about due to excessive pressure on the bursa from the tendon above it. This condition can coexist with a tendon problem but correct diagnosis of this is pivotal for correct management. The main way of differing between a tendon problem and a bursa problem is the point of most pain.|
COMMON SIGNS & SYMPTOMS
|Local pain over the back of the heel
Pain on walking/ stairs/ running
Can be due to trauma or insidious onset
Limited function due to pain
Some swelling may or may not be evident.
HOW IS IT ASSESSED
|Clinical assessment to help differ between two conditions similar in presentation but very different in management.
U/S scan help to reinforce clinical findings also.
Anti inflammatory medication
Corticosteroid injection in more severe cases
Gradual return to activity
Rehabilitation if needed
Possible correction of any biomechanical flaws when running for example.
|Exercise Videos: i.e.
Rotator cuff strengthening
WHICH HEALTH PROFESSIONAL TO CONSULT
|PHYSIO X||MEDIC X||PODIATRY X|