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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The aim of this report is to provide specific ultrasound technique guidance as well as a basis to further evaluate the long term reduction in pain specifically in patients with the diagnosis of insertional Achilles calcific tendinosis.
From August 2014 to March 2016, patients presenting to the Primary Care Sports Medicine Department complaining of heel pain, found to have insertional Achilles calcific tendinosis, unresponsive to conservative treatment (i.
Caption: FIGURE 1: Photograph of sonographically guided prolotherapy injection procedure on 42-year-old male with chronic insertional Achilles calcific tendinosis shows simultaneous use of ultrasound probe and 25-gauge needle to target significant sonographic features.
Calcific tendinosis is most commonly seen in the shoulder in the distal supraspinatus tendon insertion at the greater tuberosity of the humerus.