Is Your Nagging Heel Pain Tendinitis or Bursitis? Here’s How to Find Out

Posted by on Monday, December 21st, 2015

When you think of heel pain, “plantar fasciitis” may be the first medical term that comes to mind. While we do treat many cases of inflammation in the plantar fascia ligament, we treat even more cases of inflammation in the Achilles tendon. Not all Achilles tendon injuries are related to inflammation — some are caused by tissue degeneration (tendinosis), which is a whole other story. We generally treat two types of Achilles heel inflammation in our NYC podiatry centers: tendinitis and bursitis.

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The location of your heel pain is the first clue as to whether you have tendinitis or bursitis. Image Source: Wikimedia.org