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1815 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 19, 2009 2:22 AM by Angel Kitty
Angel Kitty Amateur 57 posts since
Oct 23, 2007
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Aug 18, 2009 1:28 PM

What is this?

I need help I have discomfort on the back of my foot.  Not on the bottom of my foot or high on the leg it is on the back of the foot. Where the lip of the back of the shoe hits. I sometimes feel a bump and when I put push on it it hurts. I feel my ankle poop in this area.  WHAT IS THIS!!! HELP

  • Legend 1,556 posts since
    Jun 5, 2007
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    1. Aug 18, 2009 2:33 PM (in response to Angel Kitty)
    Re: What is this?

    Is it lower on your heel or higher on you Achilles tendon?


    If on heel, could be a bone spur


    If on Achilles tendon, could be tendinitis

  • ultimatehlth Pro 118 posts since
    Jul 13, 2009
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    3. Aug 18, 2009 5:40 PM (in response to Angel Kitty)
    Re: What is this?


    It sounds like retrocalcaneal bursitis ( bursitis of the achilles tendon). If your foot does not land properly when walking or particularly running the top of the heel bone can rub against the tendon causing inflammation. Common causes are flat feet, short tendons, pronation, and supination. I've had a similar problem with this myself.



    Try getting properly fitted shoes, I use a insert called Superfeet, and run on a softer surface. Cut back your running or switch to cycling till the pain remedies.  Apply ice 3-4 times daily, and take an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleive. As pain subsides do strengthening exercises like calf-raises, and warm-up and stretch fully taking particular care to stretch the calf muscles before running. I can't stress how important the calf stretching is, but warm-up first. Your mileage should be back up in no time.



    Personal Trainer Los Angeles/Studio City  



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