Retrocalcaneal bursitis

What is Retrocalcaneal bursitis?

Retrocalcaneal bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located between the calcaneus and the anterior surface of the Achilles tendon. It commonly occurs in association with Rheumatoid arthritis, Spondyloarthropathies, gout, and trauma.

The pain is usually on the back of the heel and swelling appears on lateral or medial side of the tendon.

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I have a hard mass right where the gastrocnemius joins whatever tendon it connects to on the lower part. i also feel a little nodule or two down...

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This can be retrocalcaneal bursitis

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I can understand your concern. I want to assure you that you are having...

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I have a hard bump on the left backside of my left heel, I can t remember when I first got it but i believe it to be over a year ago, I never had...

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Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

Based on the description, I suspect that you could be suffering from Retrocalcaneal bursitis (inflammation of bursa...

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