Stone Bruise

Stone Bruise - as the name implies, occurs when you take a hard step on a rock or other pointed object. Sometimes you feel the pain instantly and other times you may not notice it until the next day. It will feel like a bruise on the back portion of your heel. The painful spot is usually easy to poke and is located deep to the pad of the heel, on the back outside corner.


  • See Principles of Recovery.
  • A heel cup is great for this condition. My favorite is the Tulli's heel cup that can be found in many sporting goods and drug stores. It not only provides cushioning, it also helps to cradle the heel’s natural padding.