Achilles Bursitis

Posterior heel pain in the athlete may be due to any of a number of causes. Possible diagnoses include tendinitis, retrocalcaneal bursitis, or Achilles bursitis, to name a few. In this entry, Achilles bursitis specifically, bursitis of the retro-Achilles or superficial bursais examined in detail, including its causes, symptoms, and treatments.


The Achilles tendon is composed of fibers originating in the muscles of the calf (the gastrocnemius and soleus). The tendon is palpable from the lower one third of the calf down ...

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