FAQ – Pump Bump

What is the bump on the back of my heel?

Having a large bump on the back of your heel is typically indicative of having a tight Achilles Tendon. The body will react by forming a large spur or “pump bump”  at the insertion of the tendon. The spur tends to be tender due to the overall tightness of the Achilles as well as inflammation to the neurovascular structures and bursa that are found in the same area. Conservatively this can be treated with heel lifts, NSAIDS or rest. It can also be surgically removed but should be discussed in further detail with your podiatrist as this is an extensive surgery and recovery period. If you have any questions please contact the doctors at Advanced Podiatry.   If you experience these types of symptoms call us for an immediate appointment and treatment.