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Haglund’s Deformity

Haglund's Deformity (also known as "pump bump" or "retrocalcaneal bursitis") is a painful enlargement of the back of the heel bone that becomes irritated by shoes. The heel counters of shoes can also irritate and cause inflammation of the fluid sacs (retrocalcaneal bursitis) in the back of the heel area.

It normally appears as a red, painful, and swollen area in the back of the heel bone. Women tend to develop the condition more than men because of the irritation from rigid heel counters of shoes rubbing up and down on the back of the heel bone.

Changing shoes, soaking feet, and anti-inflammatory medications often mitigate the symptoms of this problem. Consult with the podiatric physician of the Foot and Ankle Associates of NC, PLLC for conservative and surgical treatment options.

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