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Back of the heel pain or pain in the area of Achilles tendon can have a big impact on your daily activities. Most patients will complain about a tightened sensation, redness or swelling in the back of the heel. This is a sure sign of Achilles tendonitis or heel bursitis.
The most common cause of this pain is overuse and is most commonly seen in athletes or patients that are overweight. Another common cause is wearing ill-fitting shoes. In all cases, stress is typically the culprit of pain.
Achilles tendonitis and heel bursitis have similar symptoms and takes a medical professional to properly diagnose your condition. By visiting one of Dr. Vargas’s offices you will receive state of the art, comprehensive foot care. We take pride in treating the cause of your pain so that you can have effective and long lasting care.