Pain in the back of your heel
Many people experience pain in the back of their heel. Some may even feel a large bump in the painful area. This pain may be due to Achilles Tendinitis, an inflammation of the Achilles tendon at its insertion site on the heel bone. The large bump in the back of the heel may be due to swelling and inflammation from the inflamed tendon, or it may be due to a bone spur coming from your heel bone due to a pulling force from a tight Achilles tendon.
Causes of Achilles Tendinitis
- excessive exercise
- tight tendon
- bone spur
What treatment options are there?
- RICEM (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation, Medication (anti-inflammatory)
- Decreasing activities which cause tendonitis
- Topical pain creams
- Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology (EPAT); aka Shockwave
- Physical therapy
- Platelet-rich Plasma (PRP) injections
- Stem cell injections
- Surgical repair with grafting
If you are ready to get treatment for your Achilles tendinitis, give our office a call at (845) 298-9074.
Hollowbrook Foot Specialist serving the Hudson Valley from Wappingers Falls.