Haglund's heel bumps are formations of bony material that appear on the back of the heels. As the bony enlargement develops a small fluid-filled sac can also develop which is called a bursa. When this sac becomes inflamed a condition called bursitis can occur which is very painful in most cases. It may also cause sensitivity and inflammation of the surrounding tissues such as those associated with the Achilles tendon. They can appear on either foot or both.
The deformities may be caused by the gait. People who tend to walk on the outer side of the heel may find they are more susceptible to the condition. It is also thought that genetics may play a role, as these bone structures may be common amongst family members and generations.
If left, a condition called bursitis can occur on the heels which is very painful in most cases. This occurs when the bony lump develops a small fluid sac, known as a bursa. It may also cause sensitivity and inflammation of the surrounding tissues such as those associated with the Achilles tendon.
Taking regular rests can be a big help, as can making sure you wear well-fitting shoes and avoid any low-placed shoes that will exert pressure on the bump or the back of the heel. This can exacerbate any inflammation and make it more painful. Also, placing the foot in ice can help to ease any symptoms.
As a company we are able to help you with all of the above with simple assessments and treatments to ensure we are treating the affected area in the correct way.
We can also create customised insoles where we will ensure we are creating the perfect insole for your shoe to reduce the risk of any of the above from happening or in some cases reappearing. These are created bespoke to you and are individual to your feet.