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Haglund's Deformity

Sometimes known as “pump bump” because of its prevalence among women who wear pump-style shoes, Haglund's deformity can occur in one or both of the feet. If you are suffering from Haglund's deformity you will most likely have noticed a bony enlargement at the back of the heel. This inflammation is caused when the bursa, a fluid­ filled sac between the Achilles tendon and your heel bone, becomes irritated. Other signs of Haglund's deformity include pain where the Achilles tendon and the heel meet, swelling, and redness.

While genetic factors influence your likelihood to develop Haglund’s deformity (high arches, a tight Achilles tendon), stiff shoes are also a major risk factor.

Treatment for Haglund’s Deformity

Although surgery is an option, non-­surgical treatment options are plentiful. Utilizing anti-inflammatory medication can reduce swelling and pain at the site of the problem. Other conservative treatments include:

  • Stretching
  • Heel lifts and pads
  • Shoe modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotic devices
  • Immobilization

Contact your podiatrist today to lean which treatment options may work best for you.

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