Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement at the back of the heel bone. It develops over time when there is repetitive pressure to this area, often from footwear, that causes the bone to enlarge and form an extra hard lump.
People who often wear shoes that are too tight, too firm through the heel counter, have a tight Achilles tendon or high arch foot type typically present with this bony deformity.
Not all Haglund’s deformities cause pain, however pain can be associated along with redness and swelling at the deformity site. Occasionally the bursa lying deep to the Achilles tendon also becomes irritated as well as the bony abnormality.
Treatment for painful Haglund’s deformity includes:
- Ice 20mins 2 times daily to reduce swelling
- Wearing open backed shoes
- Padding enclosed footwear through the heel
- Achilles stretches to reduce strain on the heel
If you want your Haglund’s deformity examined or want your feet assessed, you’ve come to the right place! You can book in with one of our skilled podiatrists for a thorough assessment and treatment of any foot or lower leg issue you may have.
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