you have pain behind your heel, you may have inflamed the area
where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel bone (retrocalcaneal
bursitis). People often get this by running too much or wearing
shoes that rub or cut into the back of the heel. Pain behind the
heel may build slowly over time, causing the skin to thicken,
get red and swell.
might also develop a bump on the back of your heel that feels
tender and warm to the touch (Haglund's deformity). The pain flares
up when you first start an activity after resting. It often hurts
too much to wear normal shoes. You may need an X-ray to see if
you also have a bone spur.
includes resting from the activities that caused the problem,
non-steroidal anit-inflamatory medication and wearing heel lifts
or open back shoes.
your heel pain is not getting better with conservative treatment,
then a surgical procedure may be necessary to remove the bump
or sone spurs.