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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 cause small bumps to form on my foot?

What cause small bumps to form on my foot?

Many possibilities: “bumps” on the foot could be due to different reasons, of which may include: trauma (blisters), infection (athletes foot), metabolic conditions (gout), fat accumulation musculoskeletal overgrowths (fibromas, ganglion cysts), or any of many other possibilities. ...Read more

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What can cause small bumps to form on my foot?

What can cause small bumps to form on my foot?

Depends on where: You didn't say where on your foot the bumps are occurring. If they are bumps on the skin that look like tiny blisters, it may be a fungal infection, or athlete's foot, especially if its on the bottom of the foot or along the sides. If you mean bumps over the toes, you may be talking about joint enlargements which are the result of hammertoe deformities. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on my right leg they don't itch what's is causeing this ? How do I cure it ? What can I buy and do?

I have small bumps on my right  leg they don't itch what's is causeing this ? How do I cure it ? What can I buy and do?

Dermatitis: You may have an immune reaction or possibly an allergy reaction. You should show this to a pcp or dermatologist. ...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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Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? if so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

Can weakened soleus muscle cause achilles/heel pain and maybe plantar fasciitis? if so, what is the best way to strengthen it?

Tight Soleus: More likely due to tight gastrocnemius and/or Soleus muscle. Stretching exercises to make these more flexible would be a great help in addition to wearing more supportive shoes and inserts. ...Read more

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I have a painful bump on the bottom left side of my heel. There is a small reddish brown spot. When you feel around it the bumb feels like puss sack. ?

Puss: if u think it is a infected blister then you will need antibiotics. depends how big the abscess is-- may need draining as antibiotics may not work on an abscess if not drained. ...Read more

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I have small bumps on the heels of my foot they are more noticeable when i stand up... They don't have any color to them or do they hurt.... I've had t?

I have small bumps on the heels of my foot  they are more noticeable when i stand up... They don't have any color to them or do they hurt.... I've had t?

This might be : Herniated fat, however i can't see your feet to know if this is what you are referring to. Piazegenic papules. Try and footless the term and see if there are pics that match your foot. If so, completely benign and you don't have to do anything about it. ...Read more

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On the side of my heel there is a little bump (over a month now) it has a little hole in the middle and inside a small dark spot. initially i believed?

On the side of my heel there is a little bump (over a month now) it has a little hole in the middle and inside a small dark spot. initially i believed?

Possible wart: This sounds like a wart you can try OTC salicylic acid, just follow the directions on the bottle. If it is not gone in about 3-4 weeks or is getting worse have it looked at. ...Read more