An injury to the Achilles tendon (Achilles tendinopathy) can cause pain and stiffness on and above the back of the
heel. Achilles tendinopathy is common among athletes. But it also occurs in
people of all ages, activity levels, and jobs. Bursitis can also cause pain and swelling at the back
or bottom of the heel.
To prevent and ease pain during work, play, or daily
An FDA advisory committee recently recommended that the FDA set certain limits on acetaminophen, a drug that is used in many prescription and nonprescription medicines to relieve pain and reduce fever.
Those limits could include taking off the market some prescription drugs, such as the painkillers Percocet and Vicodin, which combine acetaminophen with other active ingredients.
The reason for the proposed limits is the risk of liver damage from taking too much acetaminophen.