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Doctor insights on: What Is The Cause Of Small Bumps On The Achilles Heel

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If I just had a surgery on my Achilles heel, why do I still have a large bump there?

If I just had a surgery on my Achilles heel, why do I still have a large bump there?

Ask the surgeon: Could be swelling still from the surgery, but any questions about a surgery just done should be answered by the surgeon who performed it. ...Read more

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Achilles Tendon (Definition)

Your achilles tendon attaches from your calf muscle to the ...Read more


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Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle. Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Heel spur on back of foot &below back of foot. Achilles tendinitis visible bump on the side opposite of the ankle.  Been years. Pains unbearable. Help?

Sick Achilles.: Your comments sound like the findings of a previous x-ray exam. I'm not sure what is meant by "bump on the opposite side of the ankle". If it is in the Achilles tendon, then extreme pain, could make sense. It sounds as though there is something amiss with your Achilles tendon. It would make sense to immobilize the ankle, and begin non-weight bearing until tendon imaging studies can be performed ...Read more

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What is the cause of small bumps on the heel?

You may be : Referring to piezogenic papules which are benign growths and are simply herniated fat. ...Read more

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What causes redish spots/bumps on the heels of small children?

What causes redish spots/bumps on the heels of small children?

Fungus/dermatitis: See a podiatrist if this does not resolve after using anti-fingal cream. ...Read more

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What could cause pain under my achilles' tendon (where the tendon attaches to the heel)?

What could cause pain under my achilles' tendon (where the tendon attaches to the heel)?

A spur: Or bone protrusion, an inflammed bursal sac, a tear in the tendon, degeneration or inflammation of the tendon are all real possibilities... ...Read more

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Can bursitis in the Achilles heel cause swelling?

Can bursitis in the Achilles heel cause swelling?

Heel swelling: Yes. Bursitis is inflammation of a fluid filled sack. Along the insertion of the achilles. So anytime you have inflammation of the bursa it will swell thus causing swelling of the heel. ...Read more

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What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

What could cause pain in the back of my heel near the end of the Achilles tendon?

The Achilles' tendon: Itself could be inflamed or degenerated, there may be calcification in the tendon, you can have an inflamed burase, a posterior heel spur or a haglund's deformity which is a protrusion of bone at the superior posterior aspect of the heel bone. ...Read more

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Can a cyst on Achilles or back of heel cause bruising when it surfaces?

Can a cyst on Achilles or back of heel cause bruising when it surfaces?

Bruising: It cause bruising if ruptured or it could be a varicose vein which you are looking at. ...Read more

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