Achillobursitis is a medical condition that refers to the inflammation of the bursa located between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneus bone. The bursa is a fluid-filled sac that acts as a cushion between the tendon and bone, reducing friction and allowing smooth movement of the ankle joint.
Achillobursitis typically results from overuse, repetitive motion, or direct trauma to the area, and is commonly seen in athletes or individuals who participate in activities that involve repetitive or excessive pressure on the ankle joint, such as running or jumping.
Symptoms of achillobursitis include pain, tenderness, swelling, and stiffness in the back of the ankle, especially during movement. The affected area may also be warm to the touch and red in color.
Treatment for achillobursitis usually involves rest, ice, compression, and elevation of the affected ankle to reduce swelling and pain. Anti-inflammatory medications and physical therapy may also be recommended to reduce inflammation and improve range of motion. In severe cases, aspiration of the bursa fluid or surgical removal of the bursa may be necessary.