In the last few weeks, every time i run there is a pain behind the back of my left heel which makes me limp. It seems to get worst everyday and i cant pick up the pace. It is very frustrating and depressing in my part. I check with the net and the symptoms point to ACHILLES TENDON BURSITIS. ( read more below ).- I am again using OSIM Pro - Therapist for Ultra Sound Treatment.
- I also tape my foot so i can still run even at a slower pace.
- I have now also decided to see a Sports Doctor to address this injury.
- It's so frustrating.
Achilles Tendon Bursitis
What is Achilles Tendon bursitis (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)?
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. A bursa is a small sack of fluid that goes between a tendon and a bone in the feet to help the tendon move smoothly over the bone.
The retrocalcaneal bursa in situated in the feet between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneus (heel bone). With repeated trauma the bursa can become inflamed.
Achilles tendon bursitis is often mistaken for Achilles tendinitis. It is possible for the athlete to have both Achilles tendinitis and Achilles tendon bursitis at the same time (Haglund's syndrome).
Symptoms of Retrocalcaneal Bursitis:
Pain at the back of the heels especially when running uphill or on soft surfaces.
Tenderness and swelling which might make it difficult to wear certain shoes on the feet.
When pressing fingers in both sides of the heel a spongy resistance may be felt.