Appearance: Painful bump on the back of the heel, pain on the Achilles tendon centralized to the superior calcaneus (top back of the heel bone)
How to Diagnose: X-ray, clinical palpation.
- Heel lift/orthotics
- Pain cream/gel
- Ice/ anti-inflammatories (if able to take)
- Low backed tennis shoes
- We recommend an arthroscopic approach to surgery to keep downtime to minimum. Typically return to sport can be as soon as 4 weeks.
Long-term prognosis: Typically, conservative care is successful, long term orthotics/heel lift have had good success at preventing symptoms.
Who to call: Podiatrist, orthopedic surgeon