Custom Orthotics Can Help Treat Haglund’s Deformity

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Soft shoes with a low heel can help prevent excess bone growth at the heelIf you’ve been following my blog at all, you already know that the shoes you wear can really impact the health of your feet. I talk a lot about how the wrong shoes can cause or aggravate any number of problems, from hammertoes to bunions and more. Today, I want to tell you a little bit about another problem that your shoes can cause—Haglund’s Deformity—and how I can help you manage the discomfort of the problem.

First: What Is Haglund’s Deformity?

Haglund’s Deformity is a bump at the back of the heel caused by the formation of extra bone. This bone growth can cause you to experience pain and blisters as the bump rubs against your shoes. Wearing high heels is often to blame for this problem, but any rigid-backed shoe can extra bone to develop. People with high arches and those who walk on the outside of their feet are also at risk of developing this problem.

Can I Keep Myself from Developing Excess Heel Bone?

First and foremost, choosing sensible shoes with soft backs and low heels can stop our foot from developing excess bone at the heel. If your feet’s anatomy naturally puts you at risk of developing Haglund’s, I can create custom orthotic shoe inserts to give your arches and heel extra padding and support.

How Can I Treat Haglund’s Deformity?

When Haglund’s Deformity is causing you pain, your Houston podiatrist can help. If custom orthotics don’t offer enough pain relief, I have other treatment options, including anti-inflammatory medication and braces. If necessary, I can also perform foot surgery to remove the excess bone and reshape the heel.

Heel pain can be debilitating, whether it’s caused by Haglund’s Deformity, plantar fasciitis or any other condition. There’s no reason for you to live with this discomfort—if you’re experiencing heel pain, schedule an appointment at Tanglewood Foot Specialists to resolve your problem and walk easy once again. 

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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.