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Haglund’s deformity is nicknamed “pump bump”, because the rigid backs of pump-style shoes create pressure that aggravates the enlargement. In fact, the deformity is most common in young women who wear pumps, but may be created by any rigid shoe back, like men's dress shoes or ice skates.
Symptoms of Haglund's Deformity
Causes of Haglund's Deformity
How to prevent Haglund's Deformity
Treatment of Haglund's Deformity
**The inflammation of the bursa can be treated and reduced. However, this will not shrink the bony protrusion.
Your podiatrist at PA Foot and Ankle Associates may recommend one or more of the following treatments to manage your heel pain from Haglund's Deformity:
When Is Surgery Needed?
If non-surgical treatment fails to provide adequate pain relief, surgery may be needed to relieve Haglund's Deformity. Your podiatric surgeon will determine the procedure that is best suited for you.
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