Pain in the back of the heel can be caused by an enlargement of bone in this area. This may be an enlargement of the heel bone, called Haglund's deformity. This can also be a heel spur where the Achilles tendon attaches to the back of the heel. Oftentimes the Achilles tendon is tight causing a pulling on the back of the heel bone during walking or other physical activity. This increased tension causes the spur to form. Pressure from the shoe on the spur causes irritation and pain, as well as redness and swelling. Even wearing an open backed shoe does not always relieve the stiffness and discomfort.
If the pressure or pain is causing you problems with daily activities, call Dr. Danciger for further treatment. Call our office at (760) 568-0108 to make an appointment. We are located in Palm Desert, CA in the Coachella Valley. Why suffer when relief is a phone call away?