insertional Achilles tendinitis

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
References in periodicals archive ?
Insertional Achilles tendinitis, an inflammation and breakdown of the Achilles tendon where it connects with the heel bone.
Yet the technology also may benefit runners with insertional Achilles tendinitis.