Category: Ankle

  • Achilles Tendinopathy

    Achilles Tendinopathy

    Achilles tendinopathy used to be known as Achilles tendonitis or Achilles tendinitis. In general, ‘itis’ usually refers to inflammation, so tendonitis would mean inflammation of a tendon. However, Achilles tendinopathy is now thought to be a better term to use because it is thought that there is little or no inflammation that causes the problem.…

  • Bony Heel Spur

    Bony Heel Spur

    Bony heel spurs can be either inferior or posterior calcaneal growths of bone usually on a point of pressure. The posterior spur is usually where the Achilles tendon attaches into the calcaneus and the inferior spur is usually as the plantar fascia attaches to the calcaneus. These spurs are normally diagnosed on x-ray and are distinctive…