While genetic factors influence your likelihood to develop Haglund’s deformity (high arches, a tight Achilles tendon), stiff shoes are also a major risk factor.
Treatment for Haglund’s Deformity
Although surgery is an option, non-surgical treatment options are plentiful. Utilizing anti-inflammatory medication can reduce swelling and pain at the site of the problem. Other conservative treatments include:
- Heel lifts and pads
- Shoe modification
- Physical therapy
- Orthotic devices
Contact your podiatrist today to lean which treatment options may work best for you.