Treatment for Haglund’s Deformity
Haglund’s deformity, also known as Haglund’s syndrome or “pump bump,” is a condition characterized by a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. This prominence can cause irritation and inflammation of the soft tissues around the Achilles tendon, including the bursa (a fluid-filled sac that helps reduce friction between the tendon and the bone).
The condition is often associated with wearing tight or ill-fitting shoes, particularly those with rigid backs that can irritate the back of the heel. People with a high-arched foot or a tendency to walk on the outside of the heel may also be more prone to developing Haglund’s deformity.
Common symptoms of Haglund’s deformity include pain, swelling, and redness at the back of the heel. The condition can be aggravated by activities that involve repetitive friction or pressure on the heel, such as running or wearing shoes that rub against the back of the heel.
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