David Bardana MD FRCSC


Retrocalcaneal Bursitis

Retrocalcaneal bursitis is inflammation of the small fluid-filled sac (bursa) between the back of the heel bone and the Achilles tendon, just above the point where the tendon connects to the bone. The inflammation causes swelling, tenderness, and pain on the back of the foot. Retrocalcaneal bursitis develops gradually…

Insertional Achilles Tendinopathy

Insertional Achilles tendinopathy is tendon damage in the area where the tendon attaches to the heel bone. It tends to develop when the tendon is rubbing on a bone spur or other type of bone growth. Symptoms of insertional tendinopathy include tenderness on the lower back of the heel and a reduced ability to overflex…

Achilles Tendon Problems

Discusses common Achilles tendon problems. Covers tendinopathy, which includes tendinitis and tendinosis. Also covers tendon tear or rupture, paratenonitis, peritendinitis, and bursitis. Discusses symptoms such as pain and swelling in back of leg or heel.