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Over the last two weeks I have a hardening growth on the back of my heel form. The growth seems to be getting larger. Online a Haglund's deformity somewhat resembles the enlargement. Walking a lot is part of my job right now. I have tried to add padding and not wear shoes with backs but the callus seems to be getting harder and larger. Are there any other ways besides padding and backless shoes to try and stop the growth?
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago
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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Could you please post picture of it.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks! Of course.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

I am reviewing the pictures. This may take 4-5 minutes.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Is it painful, tender?

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Not really. Maybe a tiny but irritated when walking. It’s just went from a tiny red mark to that in less than 2 weeks. The bulge is what’s more concerning than the color to me.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

This is likely to be callus (and may not be related to bone). You may try callus plaster which is available at Amazon. Before applying it for overnight, soak your foot in warm water for at least five minutes.

This may have occurred due to foot wear, so avoid those which cover the area.

Please feel free for your follow up questions.

I would be happy to assist you further, if you need any more information.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Hm. Okay it doesn’t feel hard like a callus or one’s I’ve had before. The skin itself is very soft. It feels hard. But not externally. I’ll try a callus remover.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

The initial callus may not be hard.

The origin of it is not bone, ligament or tendon (or its covering).

So it seems to be due to tissue under the skin.

Callus do have different consistency.

Hope this is helpful to you.

Callus remover should be able to resolve it.

It is privilege assisting you.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

You may get an x-ray and soft tissue ultrasound for the evaluation.

This may give further insight for the management.

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Customer reply replied 5 months ago
Thanks for your message. I have purchased the callus remover and am hoping that the product helps.
Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

You are very welcome.

Wishing you a very speedy resolution.

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Doctor: Dr. Arun Phophalia, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Let me know the result of callus remover.

Stay blessed.

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