Haglund’s deformity is a painful condition that can even affect the health of your Achilles tendon. If you suspect you may have Haglund’s deformity, schedule an appointment with Dr. Mark Forman, DPM in Scottsdale, AZ. Dr. Forman is committed to helping patients relieve their foot pain and get back to a healthy life.
Haglund’s deformity is a bump that forms on the back of the heel. A bony bump is often very painful, inflamed, and it can appear red. It is usually formed from wearing shoes that are too tight and stiff in the heel. High heels are common causes of Haglund’s deformity. When the enlarged heel bone rubs against shoes, the soft tissue at the back of the heel can become irritated, causing bursitis. This is the inflammation of the fluid-filled sac between the Achilles tendon and the heel bone.
There are many conservative approaches to treat Haglund’s deformity before surgery needs to be considered. Depending on your condition, Dr. Forman may utilize treatments like anti-inflammatories and ice, stretching, physical therapy, orthotics, and immobilization. The proper shoes will also need to be worn. For severe cases or cases where conservative methods do not work, surgery may be performed to remove the excess bone tissue.
If you suspect you may be developing Haglund’s deformity, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with us. To schedule with Dr. Mark Forman, DPM in our Scottsdale, AZ office, call us at (480) 423-8400. More information about Dr. Forman and Haglund’s deformity can be found on our website, www.azfootpain.com.