Haglund's deformities are bumps that form on the back of the heel. They are typically more toward the lateral or outside part of the heel on the posterior aspect, and they often cause pain especially when shoes rub on the area. Another name for these that has been used in the past is a "pump bump." Most of the time, they are more prominent in certain people based on the way the calcaneus forms and also based on the angle of inclination of the calcaneus.
Conservative treatment for pain from a Haglund's deformity typically involves avoiding shoes that rub on the spot, padding on or around the area as well as ice and anti-inflammatories. If that doesn't alleviate the pain, surgically shaving down the bump is a more longterm treatment option to help reduce pain.
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