Ligaments are the fibrous connective tissue that connects the bones together in joints. Ligaments stretch in their limits allowing us to perform various activities such as bending and turning without hurting ourselves.
Achilles tendon bursitis or retrocalcaneal bursitis is a condition that commonly occurs in athletes. It is a painful condition caused by swelling of bursa, a fluid-filled sac which is located at the back of the heel under the Achilles tendon.
An injury or small wound over the skin will normally heal within a week or two. However, sometimes due to an underlying medical condition, a small wound on the leg may take months to heal and may even increase in size.