Pain In The Bottom Rear Of The Foot

A pain in the bottom rear of your foot is a common foot problem. Pain usually occurs under the heel or just behind it, where the Achilles tendon connects the heel bone. Sometimes it can affect the side of your heel.


A pain in the bottom rear of your foot is a symptom often associated with the following conditions:

Achilles Tendon Injuries – Haglund’s Deformity (Pump Bump)
Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of your heel.

Achilles Tendon Injuries – Rupture/Tear
An Achilles tendon rupture is a tear in the tendon that connects your heel bone to your calf muscle.

Ankle Pain: Injuries
Injury to any of the ankle bones, ligaments or tendons and several types of arthritis can cause ankle pain.

Ankle Pain: Injuries – Fracture. Ankle fractures are common injuries most often caused by your ankle rolling inward or outward. It is either a partial or complete break in a bone.

Ankle Pain: Injuries – Impingement
Anterior Ankle Impingement is a condition where you experience pain at the front of your ankle, due to compression of your bony or soft tissue structures during activities that involve maximal ankle dorsiflexion motion. It is also known as Footballer’s Ankle.

Ankle Pain: Injuries – Instability
Chronic ankle instability often develops after repeated ankle sprains.

Ankle Pain: Injuries – Ligament Sprain
An ankle sprain is an injury to one or more ligaments in your ankle, usually on the outside of the ankle.

Bursitis is a painful inflammation of a small fluid-filled sac called a bursa, which is located under the tendon.

Equinus Contracture
Equinus is a condition in which the upward bending motion of the ankle joint is limited.

Flatfoot Deformity – Adult
This is a condition caused by changes in the tendon, impairing its ability to support the arch, thus resulting in the flattening of the foot.

Heel Bone Fracture
This type of fracture commonly occurs during a high-energy event when the heel is crushed under the weight of the body.

Peroneal Tendon Injuries
A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The two peroneal tendons in the foot run side by side behind the outer ankle bone.

Plantar Fasciitis (Heel Pain)
This is caused by repeated strain on the plantar fascia, the ligament that connects your heel bone to the toes, supporting the arch of the foot.

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a condition where your immune system attacks your joint lining tissue, causing painful inflammation and stiffness.

Sports Injuries in the Foot and Ankle
Foot and ankle injuries are common problems caused by repetitive pounding your feet receive on paved surfaces to the side-to-side motion seen in court sports.

Tendon and Ligament Injuries
Tendon and ligament injuries happen when their soft tissues are stretched beyond their capacity. These injuries are sprains and strains.

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