If you are noticing a bump on the back of your heel that is causing you pain and making it difficult to wear shoes or even walk, what you may be feeling is an abnormal protrusion or a spur on your heel bone. This is a condition known as Haglund’s deformity, also referred to as “pump bump” since pump-style shoes are often a contributing factor.

Your Achilles tendon attaches to the back of your heel and can become inflamed due to pressure and friction. This is usually the result of stiff-heeled shoes rubbing and pressing on the bony area, leading to a visibly swollen and painful bump. A switch in footwear, padding, and orthotics can all be effective treatments.

To learn more about ways you can ease your foot pain, visit one of our Podiatry Care Specialists, PC locations in southeastern PA, or call (877) 905-5907 for an appointment today. We are here to help!

Alexandra K. Grulke, DPM, FACFAS, CWS
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Trained in all aspects of podiatry, with special focus in pediatrics and foot/ankle reconstructive surgery