Academy Road

10431 Academy Road Unit M

Philadelphia, PA 19114

Red Lion Rd Location

10800 Knight's Road (3998 Red Lion), Suite 212

Philadelphia, PA 19114

215-612-2072

Pratt Street Location

1546 Pratt St.

Philadelphia, PA 19124

215-533-8555

Jefferson Health System/Torresdale Campus
10800 Knight's Road (3998 Red Lion) , Suite 212
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-824-4141
Fax: 215-824-3640

Academy Road

10431 Academy Road Unit M
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-612-2072

Pratt Street
1546 Pratt Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Tel: 215-533-2600
Fax: 215-533-8656

Jefferson Health System/Torresdale Campus
10800 Knight's Road (3998 Red Lion) , Suite 212
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-824-4141
Fax: 215-824-3640

Academy Road

10431 Academy Road Unit M
Philadelphia, PA 19114
Tel: 215-612-2072

Pratt Street
1546 Pratt Street
Philadelphia, PA 19124
Tel: 215-533-2600
Fax: 215-533-8656

Haglund's Deformity

haglunds deformity

Sometimes known as “pump bump” because of its prevalence among women who wear pump-style shoes, Haglund's deformity can occur in one or both of the feet. If you are suffering from Haglund's deformity you will most likely have noticed a bony enlargement at the back of the heel. This inflammation is caused when the bursa, a fluid­ filled sac between the Achilles tendon and your heel bone, becomes irritated. Other signs of Haglund's deformity include pain where the Achilles tendon and the heel meet, swelling, and redness.

While genetic factors influence your likelihood to develop Haglund’s deformity (high arches, a tight Achilles tendon), stiff shoes are also a major risk factor.

Treatment for Haglund’s Deformity

Although surgery is an option, non-­surgical treatment options are plentiful. Utilizing anti-inflammatory medication can reduce swelling and pain at the site of the problem. Other conservative treatments include:

  • Stretching
  • Heel lifts and pads
  • Shoe modification
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotic devices
  • Immobilization

Contact your podiatrist today to lean which treatment options may work best for you.

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