Haglund's Deformity, also called a “Pump Bump” is an ailment that is caused by an excess build-up of bone that forms on the back of the heel. It is called a “pump bump” because it is usually caused by wearing pump-style shoes. The hard backs of the shoes put pressure on the heel so it becomes irritated.
If you have Haglund's Deformity there is a good chance you will also have Achilles tendonitis. This is when you feel tightness in the heel while walking or running. If you are experiencing tightness in the tendon, stretching exercises are recommended.
Even if you do not have this problem now, prevention is the best medicine. There are Achilles tendon exercises that will stop the deformity. Also, it is wise to avoid running or walking on hard surfaces, wear good shoes with arch support and good inserts, massage and ice. You should also not wear high heeled shoes.
There are four ways to help Haglund's Deformity:
- The Price Plan