deep retrocalcaneal bursitis

deep retrocalcaneal bursitis

deep retrocalcaneal bursa inflammation usually due to local intermittent trauma (e.g. from heel counter of shoe); causes diffuse posterior heel pain (exacerbated by dorsiflexing the ankle) but only minor visible swelling; palpable as a fluctuant swelling to either side of Achilles tendon, immediately superior to its insertion into calcaneum; treated by isolating and removing the cause, plus use of an in-shoe 7-mm semicompressed heel pad