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Bilateral Achillies Bursitis

Practitioner: Dr. Kirill Shlykov

Patient Name: Elite sprint distance runner in her 20's

Sport: Athletics – Elite sprint distance runner - 800m, 1000m

Retrocalcaneal bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae, a small fluid filled sac between the tendon and bone of the heel. There are two types deep - a true anatomical bursae, located within the soft tissues at the posterior aspect of the heel or superficial where a burse forms within the soft tissue superficial to the insertion of the Achilles tendon. They are usually caused by over-use and repetitive trauma, typically at sides of Achilles tendon. Increases in activity without proper training regimes, can lead to the Achilles tendon rubbing against calcaneus causing inflammation and injury.
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