Instant hard lump on the back of my heel

I was at work cleaning windows wen I felt a tearing sensation at the back of my heel. I began to feel pain but continued to clean. At home I took a look at my foot and found a pretty big lump had appeared. At first I tried I put on ice but that did not help much, Then I tried heat which also was pretty in vain. I put my foot up and rested it as walking on it made the lump bigger. After a week of wrestling with it I went to the Doctor who looked and said just rest it for a few weeks.

This was October last year. The lump is still here and only allows me to walk on it a fair bit if I have a pressure bandage on. When I take it off the lump is bigger and painful even if rested over night. So I showed it to another Doctor and he too just told me to rest it. It restricts my foot working and hurts daily. Its larger at times.. when I walk on it but even while resting will not go away.

Doctor,s massage specialists, physiotherapists etc all have no idea what it is as it appeared so instantly on the one day… therefore their instant “cure” is to rest it and put it up…

Do you have any idea what it could be?

Thank you

One Response

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for your question.

    Without examining your foot it is difficult for me to say exactly. However if you haven’t seen a specialist / Podiatrist, I would recommend starting there.

    My first thought without examining you was an Achilles’ tendon tear or injury. You would need to get an MRI to confirm this diagnosis but may be in your best interest to get some imaging of your foot.

    I hope this helps.

    Dr. Emily Splichal
    Please be advised: we do not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.
    By law, we cannot give specific medical advice over the Internet.

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