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Think you have Pump Bump?

Book an appointment to have a Registered Podiatrist diagnose your pain and proscribe you a treatment today!


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.