Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. The soft tissue near the Achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against shoes.
This often leads to painful bursitis, which is an inflammation of the bursa (a fluid-filled sac between the tendon and bone).
People also refer to the condition as “pump bump,” as wearing rigid-backed, pump-style shoes appears to aggravate the enlargement. Other shoes featuring rigid backs can also have this effect.
Haglund’s syndrome, which involves three conditions:
In fact, any shoes with a rigid back can cause this irritation such as:-
To some extent, heredity plays a role Haglund’s deformity. Inherited foot structures that can make one prone to developing this condition include:
tendency to walk on the outside of the heel.
Haglund’s deformity can occur in one or both feet. The symptoms include:
To help prevent a recurrence of Haglund’s deformity:
Some nonsurgical treatment choices include:
Here are some exercises that may help.
3. Towel stretch
4. Towel Scrunches