What is it?
- An abnormal bump on the back of the heel. It is often referred to a “pump bump”.
- It can frequently aggravate the retrocalcaneal bursa and leads to a painful condition.
How does one acquire a Haglund’s deformity?
- Born with it
- Wearing poor fitting shoes/skates
- Having a high arched foot
- Tight Achilles tendon
- Walk on the outside part of heel
- A noticeable bump at the back of the heel near achilles
- Pain around the bump near Achilles insertion
- Swelling at the back of heel
- Redness at the back of heel
- Blisters or calluses on the back of the heel
- Pain with walking with shoes/boots that have a closed back
- Shoe wear modifications
- Physical therapy
- Surgical intervention