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Bloomingdale Podiatry Center  

Dr. Paul M Palmarozzo                                          287 Boulevard

15 Kiel Avenue                                                       Suite 100 

Kinnelon, New Jersey                                             Pompton Plains, New Jersey

07405                                                                      07444

973-838-8885                                         973-831-4990

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Surgery

Board Certified, American Board of Podiatric Medicine

Fellow American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons

 


Haglund's 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. It is caused by a combination of genetic and external factors and can lead to discomfort and even pain in the back of the heel.

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 soft tissue around the Achilles tendon becomes irritated. Irritation at this particular spot is often the result of pressure caused by the back of pump-style shoes.  Other signs of Haglund's deformity include pain in the back of the heel, where the Achilles tendon and the heel meet, swelling in the back of the heel and redness or inflamed tissue at the site of the swelling.

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. Ice can also be helpful in this way. Stretching, heel lifts and pads, shoe modification, physical therapy, orthotic devices and immobilization are all recommended for patients suffering from Haglund's deformity. Contact us today to lean which treatment options will work best for your particular foot condition.

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