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I’m pretty sure that it is safe to say that unless you have this syndrome, you have no idea what this is! Well don’t worry, by the end of this blog you will know exactly what this is and how to recognize it if you or someone you know should ever develop it. So what exactly is Haglunds Deformity? It is when you get a bony growth on the back of your heel that sticks out. This bone grows due to constant rubbing and friction on the bone. After time this new bone can cause something called bursitis, which adds to the bump forming! A bursa is a sac of fluid that prevents rubbing between things like skin and bone, but sometimes they can get inflamed, which is called bursitis. A nickname for this syndrome is “pump bump”, because women tend to get this from wearing high heels! Some of our favorite actresses like Kaley Cuoco and Jessica Simpson are prone to developing this because they were high heels so frequently.

The symptoms of this syndrome include an abnormal bump on the back of the heel, it is very painful and if the bursa becomes inflamed the bump will increase in size and usually turns red. Needless to say, it’s pretty obvious when someone has this syndrome!

So what should you do if you have this bump on your heel? The first thing you should do is make an appointment with your local podiatrist at Affiliated Foot and Ankle Care in Edison and Monroe NJ!  Depending on the severity of the deformity there are 4 different treatment options. For a syndrome that isn’t too severe and is relatively new, the RICE idea will work, rest, ice, compression and elevation. Also getting shoes that aren’t tight fitting is important! Sometimes orthotics are prescribed to help avoid pressure on the heel. In the most severe cases surgery and injections are required to reduce the inflammation and to get rid of the growing bone bump.

By  Varun Gujral