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Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund’s deformity is a bony protuberance on the back of the heel that rubs against shoes, leading to painful fracture that causes inflammation of the sac located between your tendon and bone. You are more prone to Haglund’s deformity if you have certain inherited foot structures, like a tight Achilles tendon or high arches.

Symptoms: In addition to the bump on the back of the heel, symptoms of Haglund’s deformity include redness, pain, and swelling.

Non-Surgical Treatments: Ice can be used to reduce swelling, and medication can be utilized to reduce inflammation and pain. Your foot doctor might recommend casting to keep the foot in place and allow it to heel, or heel lifts or pads to relieve pressure.

Surgery: If non-surgical approaches do not help, your doctor may perform surgery to remove the bump on the back of the heel.