Achilles Pump Bump

A bony growth that appears at the back of the heel bone can occur. This growth is called an exostosis (a benign cartilaginous growth) and is known as Haglund's deformity. This bony prominence can rub against the overlying Achilles tendon and causes pain in the tendon. A small sac (called bursa) that lies between the bone and the Achilles tendon usually becomes inflamed and swollen. This is called retrocalcaneal bursitis.
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  • A noticeable bump on the back of heel
  • Pain in the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel
  • Swelling in the back of the heel
  • Redness near the inflamed tissue
  • Pain when they start to walk after a period of rest
  • Repetitive impingement of the bursa between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone
  • Tightness in Achilles and calf muscle
  • Poor gait pattern
  • Stretching the Achilles and calf muscle
  • Gait program
  • Massage therapy
  • Lower extremity strengthening exercises



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