Haglund’s Deformity

What causes Haglund’s Deformity?

Haglund’s deformity is characterized by a growth or a bump on the area of the heel bone where the Achilles tendon attaches. There are a few things that you may not know can contribute to this painful condition. Improperly fitting footwear, repetitive overuse, genetic predisposition, and having high arches or a tight Achilles tendon can all exacerbate Haglund’s deformity. You may experience pain in the heel, swelling or a bump on the back of your heel, and difficulty walking.

Wearing the correct type of shoes can help manage foot conditions. It’s important to remember that footwear can cause foot injuries or ailments, but it cannot cure them. However, wearing shoes that fit properly and don’t put additional, uncomfortable pressure up onto any one area of the foot can help decrease your pain from Haglund’s deformity. If your shoes cause more pain, that’s a sign that your footwear is aggravating your condition and should be changed.

It’s vital to listen to the pain signals that your body sends to you, particularly if you tend to be on your feet quite a lot. Haglund’s deformity can be worsened by repetitive overuse, and giving this condition time to rest and heal is extremely important for your recovery. If any activity is causing more pain, that indicates that your condition is being aggravated. If you feel an increase in pain, try to rest and apply cold therapy as soon as possible to manage any inflammation.

What can help?

A high dosage of vitamin D, while reducing calcium intake, may be beneficial at reducing Haglund’s deformity, although you should always check with your doctor before taking any new medication or supplement. The best pain relief solution available is through King Brand Healthcare Products. There are two products that work in combination – the ColdCure and the BFST.

The ColdCure reduces inflammation, pain, and swelling in general. The BFST works to increase your blood flow, which heals and strengthens the soft tissue in the entire area that you treat. The BFST will work on the Achilles tendon insertion point. Neither of these devices can make the Haglund’s deformity go away, unfortunately, but they will help symptomatically with pain relief. Haglund’s deformity tends to go away given enough rest and time – if it is particularly persistent, you can talk with your doctor about options to move forward, including surgery. Both the ColdCure and the BFST are excellent to use when recovering from surgery as well.