In mild cases, this inflammation and projection of the bone at the back of the heel can be relieved with ice, compression, change of shoe gear, Achilles heel pads, or orthotics. In more severe cases, a cast or surgery may be recommended.
How do you get rid of Haglund’s deformity without surgery?
- Anti-inflammatory medications.
- Regularly icing the inflamed area.
- Stretching exercises to reduce tension from the Achilles tendon.
- Heel lifts—ideal for patients with high foot arches to decrease pressure on the heel.
- Heel pads—to provide cushioned support and reduce irritation when walking.
Can Haglunds deformity get worse?
If you develop Haglund’s deformity and leave it untreated, it will worsen and lead to other problems like blisters, calluses and even puncture wounds. Here are some treatments for Haglund’s deformity: Avoid wearing uncomfortable shoes, especially those that subject your heels to excessive pressure.
Does massage help Haglund’s deformity?
Since strong tensile loads of the Achilles tendon appear to play a role in numerous foot and ankle complaints, there is a strong indication that soft tissue treatments like massage and stretching of the triceps surae muscle group may be of significant benefit.