Treating and preventing Haglund’s Deformity.
Dr. Brian Gale, DPM, FACFAS will help determine the best way to help treat a patient with Haglund’s Deformity. He might request an x-ray, MRI, or ultrasound . Treatment depends on the severity, but may include:
- Shoe modification (heel pads, arch support, heel lifts, or custom orthotics)
- Surgery. This is used only if the other methods do not provide relief.
There are ways to prevent Haglund’s Deformity. It is best to avoid shoes that have a rigid back. If you have a tight Achilles tendon you can stretch the tendon to help prevent it. If you have a high arch it is best to wear supportive shoes along with a shoe insert.
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