Haglund’s deformity is often called “
bump” because the rigid backs of pump-style shoes can create pressure that aggravates the enlargement when walking.
Haglund’s deformity can occur in one or both feet. The symptoms include:
- A noticeable bump on the back of the heel
- Pain in the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel
- Swelling in the back of the heel
- Redness near the inflamed tissue
After evaluating the patient’s symptoms, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the foot. In addition, x-rays or (MRI) will be ordered to help the surgeon evaluate the structure of the heel bone.