Achilles tendinitis

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Formally called Haglund deformity. An exostosis over the posterolateral aspect of the calcaneus caused by recurrent friction, ± bursitis
Cause Multifactorial—e.g., abnormal mechanics leading to excess motion of calcaneus, congenital deformity of calcaneus, irritation from women’s shoes known as ‘pumps’
Management Open-heeled/flat shoes, moleskin padding of calcaneus, cryomassage, orthotics to control excess motion; surgical excision
Exam Positive 2-finger squeeze test

Achilles tendinitis

Sports medicine A condition characterized by pain and swelling along the tendon sheath proximal to the calcaneus Clinical Stiffness with ankle movement, tenderness, crepitus Imaging Usually nada, rarely, soft tissue thickening Management Physical therapy or brief immobilization, antiinflammatory agents
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It's pain at the base of the heel, not the Achilles' tendon area, but patients will come in and some of them have been told they have Achilles' tendinitis.
Brand, who missed two games with right Achilles' tendinitis, made a strong return in the first quarter.
Bothered by Achilles' tendinitis in her lower left leg, Richards did not practice last week, played just seven minutes in the Ducks' losses to USC and UCLA and did not practice on Monday.
Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis, who returned from the World Baseball Classic Wednesday with a mild sprain of his left ankle and mild Achilles' tendinitis in his left foot, also made his Grapefruit League debut and played four innings in the field, going 0 for 1 with a walk.
78 seconds in the IAAF Grand Prix final last year at Paris to wrest the world mark from Maurice Greene, has been bothered by Achilles' tendinitis.