Haglund’s Deformity (also known as “pump bump” or “retrocalcaneal bursitis”) is a painful enlargement on the back of the heel bone, irritated by shoes. Typically appearing as a red, painful, and swollen area in the back of the heel bone, women tend to develop the condition more often than men. This is due to rigid heel counters in shoes that rub up and down on the back of the heel bone.
To alleviate symptoms, change shoes, soak feet, and take anti-inflammatory medications. Note: Please consult your physician before taking any medications.