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
Pain is a normal part of life: a skinned knee, a tension headache, a bone fracture. But sometimes pain becomes chronic -- a problem to explore with your doctor. WebMD asked Eduardo Fraifeld, MD, president of the American Academy of Pain Medicine, to help readers understand acute vs. chronic pain.