There are surgical and non-surgical treatments available for Haglund’s Deformity. Surgery is not usually the first recommendation, as there are less invasive options for treatment that can be just as effective. Surgery consists of either removal of the bony lump or the filing and smoothing of it — each allowing the bursa and soft tissue some much-needed relief from the pressure and irritation.
However, lifestyle changes and non-surgical options are generally recommended first. The less invasive, non-surgical options for treatment can be just as effective for easing the pain of Haglund’s Deformity. Some of those include:
- Custom orthotics to relieve pressure on the heel
- Icing the irritated area for 20-40 minutes daily
- Heel pads to reduce pressure when wearing shoes
- Soft tissue massage
- Wearing backless shoes (flip flops, clogs, etc.)
- Wearing an immobilizing boot
- Taking Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drugs or Aspirin to relieve pain and swelling
The main objective is to reduce the pressure that the bony lump puts on the Bursa and soft tissue, which all of these options aim to do. Different things will work for each person — your podiatrist will know what to suggest based on your individual case.
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As always, talking to a professional is the best way to make sure you get the correct diagnosis and treatment. Whether you’re dealing with Haglund’s Deformity or a different foot-related condition, it’s best to know where you stand as soon as possible. Booking a consultation with us is your first step towards relief, so don’t delay!