What Is Haglund’s Deformity?
Treatments for Haglund’s deformity may initially include:
- Shoe modifications
- Physical therapy
If these do not relieve pain, a doctor may recommend surgery to remove the bony ridge or repair the Achilles tendon.
People also refer to the condition as Haglund’s syndrome or “pump bump.” The term “pump bump” followed doctors observing that women who wore high-heeled pump shoes had the condition.
Experts now know that Haglund’s deformity can happen to anyone, and pumps and other shoes are not necessarily exclusively to blame.