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Dr. Guillermo A. Donate
Certified by the American Board of Foot & Ankle Surgery

Heel Bump Surgery


Painful bumps on the back of the heel are very common in women and athletes. This painful malady causes a large spur to occur in the back of the heel at the attachment of the Achilles tendon and can significantly impede ambulation and the ability to wear standard shoes. Surgical correction of this condition can vary depending on the spur and the involvement of the Achilles tendon. Dr. Donate will discuss these options with you and decide the best approach for our situation. If the Achilles tendon is not involved then a period of 3-4 weeks of no weight bearing using a walking boot is required. If the Achilles tendon is involved then a period of 6-8 weeks is required to allow the tendon to heal properly after surgery. This is followed by gradual return to full weight bearing using a walking boot for 3-4 weeks. Regular ambulation and shoe gear is usually attained at 2-3 months after surgery. The pictures below show the pre-operative X-rays and post-operative outcome.