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I need help I have discomfort on the back of my foot. Not on the bottom of my foot or high on the leg it is on the back of the foot. Where the lip of the back of the shoe hits. I sometimes feel a bump and when I put push on it it hurts. I feel my ankle poop in this area. WHAT IS THIS!!! HELP
It is in the center and to the inside of the back of the foot! I taped it like you would for AT and it hurt at first and then it went away and when I was done it did not hurt at all. With the tape it control my landing which is always on the outside of my right foot.
It sounds like retrocalcaneal bursitis ( bursitis of the achilles tendon). If your foot does not land properly when walking or particularly running the top of the heel bone can rub against the tendon causing inflammation. Common causes are flat feet, short tendons, pronation, and supination. I've had a similar problem with this myself.
Try getting properly fitted shoes, I use a insert called Superfeet, and run on a softer surface. Cut back your running or switch to cycling till the pain remedies. Apply ice 3-4 times daily, and take an anti-inflammatory like Advil or Aleive. As pain subsides do strengthening exercises like calf-raises, and warm-up and stretch fully taking particular care to stretch the calf muscles before running. I can't stress how important the calf stretching is, but warm-up first. Your mileage should be back up in no time.
I type or kind of shoe do you recommend? You mention stretching what do you recommend. I am so glad I found someone that had this same problem. I am wearing Asica's Numbu 11 size 7. I can exchange them at any time at Sports auth. so that is not a problem. I have worn Sacomny in the past and Brooks. So what do you think? Thank you so much for your help.