Sometimes known as “pump bump” because of its prevalence among women who wear high heeled shoes or "pumps". Haglund's deformity can occur in one or both of the feet. It is caused by a combination of genetic and external factors and can lead to deformity and pain in the back of the heel.
If you are suffering from Haglund's deformity you will most likely have noticed a bony enlargement at the back of the heel. This overgrowth of bone is usually caused by an excessively tight achilles tendon. Also, Irritation at this particular spot is often the result of pressure caused by the back of some types of shoes. There may also be other conditions involved such as achilles tendonitis and/or bursitis.
Although surgery is an option, it requires a period of non weight bearing. Non-surgical treatment options are always attempted first. These include anti-inflammatory medication to reduce swelling and pain. Ice can also be helpful in this way. Stretching, heel lifts and orthotics are often curative. Shoe modification, physical therapy, and immobilization are also viable treatement options for patients suffering from this painful condition. Contact us today to learn which treatment options will work best for you.