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What is a Haglund’s Deformity?

Sometimes known as ‘pump bump’ because Haglund’s deformity occurs in women who tend to wear high heels and is an enlargement at the back of the heel bone.
A number of factors can contribute to Haglund’s deformity. It can be caused by shoes which have a firm and hard back. Another factor is foot shape. People with high arches, a tight Achilles tendon, or those with a tendency to walk on the outside of the foot are more likely to develop this condition.

Haglund’s Deformity Symptoms

Early symptoms include heel pain and an enlarged bony prominence on the back of the heel. Other symptoms include the appearance of blisters on the heel which result when shoes rub excessively against the bump.

Home treatment might not be able to get rid of the pain or the enlargement. If so, it is advised to call our office for an evaluation.

Haglund’s Deformity Treatment Options Katy TX:

Once an ulcer is noticed, seek podiatric medical care immediately. Foot ulcers in patients with diabetes should be treated to reduce the risk of infection and amputation, improve function and quality of life, and reduce health-care costs.

1. Home Treatment

2. Office treatment

There are several treatment options available depending on the severity of the condition:

3. Permanent:

If none of the above mentioned methods provide relief, then surgery may need to be performed by our doctors in order to help relieve your condition and pain. Please call our office to schedule an appointment for an evaluation.