What is this bump on the back of my heel?

Lumps and bumps can form on the back of a heel for numerous reasons, so we may need to do a little detective work to confirm a diagnosis.

A prominent, bony bump is often an indication of Haglund’s deformity, also known as “pump bump” due to the fact that regularly wearing shoes with rigid backs (such as pumps) may contribute to its formation. Aside from the obvious appearance of bump, it may also cause pain and swelling of the surrounding soft tissues, and make wearing shoes painful.

Other noticeable bumps may be attributed to conditions like bursitis, warts, blisters, cysts, fibromas, or other soft tissue tumors. They’re usually benign, but if you have any concerns whatsoever (whether or not there is obvious pain) it’s always a good idea to get it checked out.

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