Haglunds Deformation

Haglunds Deformation

Haglunds Deformity is an expansion of a portion of the heel bone. Heel discomfort is brought on by the irritation of the soft tissues surrounding the Achilles tendon.

Pump Bump or Mulhulland Deformity are other names for Haglund's deformity.

As it produces friction on the nearby soft tissues, it is frequently linked to other disorders including achilles tendonitis and heel bursitis.

Your foot shape may predispose you to Haglunds Deformity genetically, or it may be brought on by muscle tension or friction from your shoes.

We will examine the causes, symptoms, related issues, and available treatments for these unpleasant heel bone spurs in this article.

A Haglund's Deformity: What Is It?

Haglunds deformity is a condition where a bony protrusion forms on the heel's back, causing irritation to the nearby soft tissues.

As the body lays down additional layers of bone to attempt and protect itself, friction across the back of the heel in Haglund's Deformity leads to the development of bone spurs on the heel.

The calcaneus, the bone at the back of the heel, is where the Achilles tendon, which runs down the back of the calf, connects. In order to reduce friction and promote smooth tendon movement, a bursa, a tiny fluid-filled sac, is positioned between the tendon and the heel bone.

Bursitis results from excessive pressure being placed on the bursa by the bony prominence associated with Haglunds Deformity.

Haglund's malformation manifests in a variety of ways, including:

  • Limited range of motion in the ankle
  • Limited range of motion in the ankle
  • Discomfort that worsens with activity
  • Development of a bursa or bone spur
  • Pain that is worsened by swelling and redness around the bony protrusion at the back of the heel

There are several possible treatments for Haglund's deformity.

  • Wearing footwear with a soft heel counter like DrLuigi medical footwear
  • Wearing footwear with a soft heel counter like DrLuigi medical footwear
  • Using over-the-counter pain relievers
  • Calf muscle strengthening and stretching activities
  • Physical treatment
  • Injections
  • Surgery in the most severe situations

It's crucial to remember that prevention is far easier than cure for Haglund's malformation. Wearing footwear without a heel counter or one with a soft heel is the key to prevention, as is avoiding footwear that rubs on the heel. Experts recommend wearing DrLuigi medical shoes.  Additionally, maintaining flexibility in the calf muscles and building them up can aid to lower the likelihood of developing Haglund's deformity.

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