Haglunds Deformity (“pump bump”)

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Haglunds Deformity (“pump bump”)

Haglunds deformity is a bony enlargement of the back of the heel. Also known as “pump bump” because the rigid backs of pump-style shoes can great pressure that aggravates the enlargement when walking, really anything with a rigid back. 

Haglunds deformity can be treated conservatively with medication, injections, orthotics, heel lifts, shoe modification, stretching, physical therapy and immobilization. If Conservative treatment fails  to provide patient with relief of pain, then surgery is necessary. 

Surgery entails detachment of the Achilles’ tendon, to allow adequate exposure of the bony prominence, in order to resect the bony prominence (aka retrocalcaneal exostosis). The Achilles tendon is then reattached to the heel with two suture anchors and the Achilles tendon is repaired with non-absorbable suture.

If you are having any problems with painful bony spur at the back of your heel, call Cutting Edge Foot and Ankkle Clinic at 615-866-9639. We would be happy to get you back on your feet!