Retrocalcaneal Pain - Haglund's Deformity

Retrocalcaneal Pain - Haglund's Deformity from Podiatric Surgery Centre P/L

By: Podiatric Surgery Centre P/L  16-Jan-2013
Keywords: Heel Pain, Achilles Tendon, Heel Surgery

Haglund’s deformity can occur in one or both feet. The symptoms include: A noticeable bump on the back of the heel Pain in the area where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel Swelling in the back of the heel Redness near the inflamed tissue Non-surgical treatment of Haglund’s deformity is aimed at reducing the inflammation of the bursa. While these approaches can resolve the pain and inflammation, they will not shrink the bony protrusion. Non-surgical treatment can include one or more of the following: Medication. Oral nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may be recommended to reduce the pain and inflammation Ice.To reduce swelling, apply an ice pack to the inflamed area, placing a thin towel between the ice and the skin. Use ice for 20 minutes and then wait at least 40 minutes before icing again Exercises. Stretching exercises help relieve tension from the Achilles tendon. These exercises are especially important for the patient who has a tight heel cord Heel lifts. Patients with high arches may find that heel lifts placed inside the shoe decrease the pressure on the heel Heel pads. Pads placed inside the shoe cushion the heel and may help reduce irritation when walking Shoe modification. Backless or soft backed shoes help avoid or minimize irritation Physical therapy. Physical therapy modalities, such as ultrasound, can help to reduce inflammation Orthotic devices. Custom arch supports control the motion in the foot Immobilization. In some cases, casting may be necessary If non-surgical treatment fails to provide adequate pain relief, surgery may be needed. Ozan will determine the procedure that is best suited to your case.

Keywords: Achilles Tendon, Haglunds Deformity, Heel Pain, Heel Surgery, Retrocalcaneal Pain,

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