Haglund's Deformity

Haglund's Deformity, known also as the "pump bump" or retrocalcaneal bursitis, is a painful deformity that most often affects women. The deformity is more common among women because women tend to wear shoes that lead to the deformity developing, like high heels, which is why it is nicknamed the "pump bump". The bump is an enlargement of the bone on the back of the heel. It's usually a red, swollen area and it is often irritated by shoes. It can be quite painful.

When diagnosing Haglund's deformity, the podiatrist will conduct a physical examination. The podiatrist will most likely examine the Achilles tendon and take X-rays of the area  to evaluate the bone structure.  The bump is usually prominent, but it is important in prescribing treatment for the podiatrist to gauge the severity of the deformity.

To reduce symptoms caused by this problem, try changing your footwear, soaking your feet, and using anti-inflammatory medications (remember to always consult a doctor before taking any medication.





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Neuhaus Foot & Ankle
300 Stonecrest Blvd. Suite 450
Smyrna, TN 37167
(615) 220-8788