I have major swelling and pain (it's like a huge bruise) in right foot in the back of heel; very low and to the outside. Not near the Achilles Tendon. I am developing the same thing in the left foot (same location). Right "bruise" is so swollen the skin split and it weeps a clear fluid. Regular physician was stumped. Visited a podiatrist who had no idea what was wrong. Xrays taken, no heel spur, no foreign object, nothing. Have been surfing looking for an answer. Nothing seems to fit description other than some sort of inflammatory condition. Any help you are willing to give will be greatly appreciated.
it sounds like you have an achilles bursae. i would ask for an mri to see if there is a fluid collection in the area where you are experiencing pain.
the achilles attaches to the posterior aspect of the heel and fans down...sometimes, it can be irritated with certain activities and the bursa sack can inflame.
nonetheless, an mri can help determine what is in this "bruise".
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