Retrocalcaneal bursitis

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Retrocalcaneal bursitis is an inflammation of the bursa located between the calcaneus and the anterior surface of the Achilles tendon.[1] It commonly occurs in association with rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthropathies, gout, and trauma.[2]

The pain is usually on the back of the heel and swelling appears on lateral or medial side of the tendon.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Fauci, Anthony (2010). Harrison's Rheumatology, Second Edition. McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing; Digital Edition. p. 271. ISBN 9780071741460.
  2. ^ DPM, Jesse Burks. "Heel Bursitis Causes and Risk Factors". Arthritis-health. Retrieved 2022-09-02.