Pain at the back of the heel could be caused by Achilles tendinitis. This condition is the irritation and inflammation of the large tendon that allows your foot to move up and down. This is generally an overuse injury, but it can also be caused by a bony spur growing on the back of your heel. These spurs develop when the heel is under a lot of tension. They then rub against the tendon, irritating it and causing the pain. The doctors need to see exactly what is causing the problem to be able to treat it properly, so X-rays are very important in making this diagnosis. At Podiatry Associates, P.C., we have state-of-the-art imaging technology that can helps us to determine what is causing your pain. If you’re struggling with back of the heel discomfort, don’t ignore it. Achilles tendinitis doesn’t get better without treatment. Contact us at our offices in Castle Pines and Parker for an appointment or more information by calling (303) 805-5156 or by visiting the online contact page.