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What are the small lumps on the back of my foot near my achilles tendon?

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Dr. Payam Rafat
Podiatry 23 years experience
Piezogenic papules: "small lumps" could be due to a variety of skin or soft tissue conditions. One common cause is piezogenic pedal papules which are small white bumps that may form on the outside of the heel. These bumps are more prominent when pressure is exerted on the feet when standing. These papules are normally painless, however, in some cases mild to moderate pain may exist with added pressure to the heel.
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Last updated May 21, 2019

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