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What is a Pump Bump?
Haglund's deformity or "pump bump" is a bony enlargement that forms at the back of the heel due to irritation from rubbing against shoes. A noticeable bump appears where the achilles attached to the heel causing swelling and redness over the area.
How did I get this?
Wearing shoes with a rigid back can cause this irritation to form.
What can I do about it?
Short term use of pain medication such as ibuprofen to reduce the pain and inflammation.
Ice the area.
Heel lifts can help relieve pressure over the area.
Exercises can help.
Padding can be used at the heel to avoid rubbing.
Wearing a shoe that isn't as firm at the heel may help.
What help can I get for this?
Podiatrists may advise orthotics to help control foot motion.
Foot and ankle surgeons can remove the extra bone.
When will it get better?
Conservative measures may help if treated early.
Surgical recovery time will depend on procedure, Surgery will be needed to remove the bone.