Common benign lesion caused by tearing or degeneration of the lining of a joint or tendon, allowing synovial fluid to leak out. They can often fluctuate in size, but may remain stable.
Achilles Tendon Pain: How to Diagnose, Treat and Manage the Pain By Sandra Stryker, PT, MPT, COMT, FAAOMPT
Achilles tendon pain may arise from Achilles tendonitis, weakness of the calf, hip and other lower extremity muscles or abnormal mechanics of the body during walking and especially during running or sports. Full Achilles tendon tears require immediate medical attention and will not be discussed in today’s blog. If you’ve injured your achillles tendon traumatically, then please seek medical attention.
A coalition is a technically a connection between two bones that should not be present. Coalitions can be congenital or acquired. When acquired, it is usually due to trauma. But when the diagnosis of a coalition is given around the foot and ankle (the tarsal bones), it infers the congenital variety.