Taking a quick step or jump may cause you to feel pain in the back of your heel. When a tight tendon pulls on your heel bone a retrocalcaneal exostosis forms. This is a painful bone spur on the back of your heel bone, and can be quite debilitating unless you rest or see your foot doctor for help.*

When you experience this type of heel pain, icing the area and resting is important. A good Achilles tendon and calf stretch can help ease your pain. If your pain persists, follow up with your foot doctor right away.

Watch the video below to learn more about heel pain!

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