Pump Bumps, or Haglund’s Deformity is a condition wherein a bony bump or enlargement on the back of the heel forms. This may lead to pain and irritation if the area rubs up against any type of footwear. The name “pump bump” comes from the common occurrence of wearing “pump” style shoes that many women wear; therefore women who wear this type of shoe are the most common sufferers of this condition.
Most causes of pump bumps are structural. They can be inherited at birth and cause problems. Other factors may include injuries, weight increase, and various activities; especially sports. Any type of commonly-worn footwear that has a rigid back and/or footwear that creates constant friction against the back of the heel with frequent wear may lead to Haglund’s Deformity.
Symptoms of Haglund’s deformity can include, but are not limited to:
There are many types of treatments for pump bumps, including preventative and non-invasive measures as well as surgical removal.
Some non-invasive treatment include:
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