Symptoms and causes

Upper heel pain is often a consequence of an Achilles tendon problem. It is usually a combination of bursitis (inflammation of the bursa: a fluid-filled sac that functions as a type of cushion and reduces friction), bone growth and deterioration of the fibrous structure of the Achilles tendon’s attachment, whether or not involving a tear.

Diagnosis and treatment

An MRI scan is useful for obtaining the correct diagnosis.

Treatment centres and specialisations

Orthopaedics and Traumatology

Latest publication date: 17/01/2022
Supervising author: Dr Desmyter Stefan