Since 2000, Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle has treated Haglund's syndrome in Millsboro & Seaford, DE. Our company strives to provide the most efficient foot and ankle treatments. We are a full-service medical and surgical practice. This allows our team to thoroughly offer quality care, education, and a successful pathway to the quality of life you deserve. Our physicians have extensive knowledge of treating adults and children, whether it's an injury or a deformity like Haglund's syndrome. Call to schedule an appointment with us today.
Haglund's syndrome is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. It is an abnormality on the bone and soft tissues near your Achilles tendon. Stiff and rigid shoes can irritate your heel, creating pain and inflammation. When you are experiencing heel pain, it should be evaluated by a physician. After an exam and evaluation, our physicians will come up with a treatment plan to alleviate your pain/discomfort and help you return back to your normal activities - pain-free. Most of the time, surgery is not necessary. However, some cases lead to that option depending on the extent of the deformity.
Doctors don't have a precise reason for Haglund's deformity. It is frequently called "pump bump" due to the rigid backs of pump-style shoes creating pressure on the heel. Shoes with rigid backing, like ice skates, men's dress shoes, or women's pumps, can become irritated while walking. Sometimes hereditary traits play a factor in developing Haglund's syndrome. A person's natural foot structure may make them more prone to the condition than others. Physicians have traced these features to Haglund's:
The symptoms of Haglund's syndrome can be mild or severe. These signs can appear on one or both feet. Consult a trusted physician when you notice pain, inflammation, or discoloration. Your quality of life matters to Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle, and we guarantee the utmost care when these symptoms arise:
Haglund's syndrome is often diagnosed by a doctor examining your heel and discussing your symptoms. In some cases, a diagnostic test will be performed to evaluate in more detail. An X-ray, MRI, or ultrasound can all be helpful imaging modalities. A change in the position of the heel bone can add more strain to the Achilles tendon, increasing the chances of other foot and ankle deformities. Haglund's deformity treatment can vary depending on the case and could include any of the following:
There are steps to reduce the chance of developing Haglund’s Syndrome:
We are committed to listening to those we are privileged to serve. Our team strives for excellence and works professionally to improve your daily life. Southern Delaware Foot & Ankle puts the care of our patients first in our practice, guaranteeing an earned trust for a lifetime. Call us today, and let us help you with your foot and ankle needs. We would be happy to offer many Haglund’s deformity treatment options.