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Haglund’s Deformity

Definition: A Haglund’s deformity is defined as an abnormal prominence of the posterior and superior aspect of the heel.

Causes:

  • Often a congenital problem
  • More common in women

Symptoms:

  • Blister and callus formation over the posterior aspect of the heel
  • Repeated irritation and often swelling of the heel
  • A noticeable bony enlargement of the back of the heel

Treatment:

  • Calf stretching
  • Icing
  • Protection from irritation by padding the boot or heel with moleskin, felt or foam
  • Surgery if symptoms become chronic

Prevention:

Careful boot fitting to avoid irritation

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Hospital Affiliations

midwest orthopadic speciality hospital wheaton franciscan healthcare wheaton franciscan healthcare columbia st mary's childrens hospitel of wisconsin surgicenter of greater milwaukee wisconsin health center aurora health care

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