Pump Bump: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment - Dr Foot Podiatry

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Pump Bump


Pump Bump


Pump Bump is the growth of excess bone at the heel of the foot. The bump can occur on one or both of your feet. The bump usually is red and irritated with occasional flare ups. It can cause discomfort when putting on shoes due to the shoes rubbing against the back of the heel and more prominent to calluses and blistering.

How did this happen?

  • Repetitive pressure to the heel
  • Tight footwear like heels

What should I do?

  • Ice pack can help reduce inflammation
  • Anti-inflammatory medication can help reduce pain
  • Use of heel pads
  • Seek help from a podiatrist

What kind of help can I get?

  • A podiatrist can provide guidance on choosing shoes with proper heel support and cushioning. Medical insoles can help redistribute pressure and provide additional comfort. In cases where conservative methods fail to alleviate symptoms, surgery may be considered to remove the excess bone and address the underlying cause.

How long till it recovers?

  • It's important to note that the recovery duration can vary depending on the severity of the condition, individual factors, adherence to treatment recommendations, and the chosen treatment approach. It's advisable to consult with a podiatrist for a proper assessment, personalized treatment plan, and monitoring of progress.

    A podiatrist can provide an accurate diagnosis, assess the specific condition, and recommend appropriate treatment options tailored to the individual's needs. They can offer guidance on footwear, prescribe interventions like medical insoles, and determine if surgical intervention is necessary.

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