Do you have a bony enlargement on the back of your heel that is causing you pain? Find out why this heel bump is painful and what a New Jersey foot doctor can do to treat this foot condition here in this video.

Pumps and high-heel shoes can create pressure on the heel bone, causing a thickening of the bone that looks like a bump on the back of the heel. This bump is referred to as a “pump bump” or Haglund’s deformity and can be painful. During this time, the Achilles tendon that attaches to this bone gets tight and inflamed, and a Piscataway podiatrist can painlessly treat the Achilles tendon to relieve pressure. Treatments can include stretching, physical therapy, heat, shoe inserts, properly fitted shoes, or laser therapy.

To determine which method is best to treat your heel condition and eliminate your heel pain, call the Family Foot & Ankle Specialists today at 908-874-8030 or 732-968-3833, or contact our offices online at

Peter Wishnie, D.P.M.
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