insertional Achilles tendinitis

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insertional Achilles tendinitis

; calcific tendinosis posterior heel pain at insertion of Achilles tendon (TA) into the calcaneum, associated with e.g. osseous hypertrophy of posterior calcaneal facet, prominent calcaneal posterior-superior angle, retrocalcaneal bursitis, Haglund's deformity, insertional traction exostosis, spur formation and distal TA (posterior spur formation), and sometimes fracture of posterior spur; treated initially as retrocalcaneal bursitis or Haglund's deformity (i.e. cold therapy, ice massage, ultrasound, heel lift and/or a walker cast); recalcitrant cases should be referred for podiatric surgery; rehabilitation includes provision of prescription orthoses + heel lift, and emphasis on pre-exercise tendon-stretching programmes
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Calcific tendinosis is most commonly seen in the shoulder in the distal supraspinatus tendon insertion at the greater tuberosity of the humerus.