An injury to the Achilles tendon (Achilles tendinopathy) can cause pain and stiffness on and above the back of the
heel. Achilles tendinopathy is common among athletes. But it also occurs in
people of all ages, activity levels, and jobs. Bursitis can also cause pain and swelling at the back
or bottom of the heel.
To prevent and ease pain during work, play, or daily
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerWilliam H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency MedicineAdam Husney, MD - Family MedicineKathleen Romito, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
Current as ofMarch 21, 2017
Current as of:
March 21, 2017
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Kenneth J. Koval, MD - Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma
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