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Haglund's Syndrome

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Haglund’s syndrome is a bump on the back of your heel that can become inflamed. If you have persistent pain and discomfort, we may consider surgery to remove your bump and repair your Achilles tendon. If you are young and active in sports, we may recommend surgery to help you resume your normal activities more quickly.


Initial treatment may include fitting you for custom-designed arch supports or pads that can relieve the pressure on your heel. We also may prescribe pain and anti-inflammatory medications. Our physical therapists may recommend strengthening and stretching exercises to ease your discomfort. If your symptoms persist, surgery may be the best treatment option to remove parts of your bone or tissue.