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512-351-9149

Cedar Park

512-336-2300

Round Rock

(512) 255-0125

Haglund's Deformity

If you regularly experience pain at the back of your heel, Haglund's deformity may be to blame. Without adequate treatment, Haglund’s deformity often causes bursitis, a painful condition that can keep you off your feet. The licensed foot and ankle specialists at Precision Podiatry, with three locations in the Round Rock, Cedar Park, and the River Place neighborhoods of Austin, Texas, specialize in diagnosing and treating Haglund’s deformity using safe, effective means. To request your consultation today, call the office nearest you.

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Haglund's Deformity Q & A

What is Haglund’s deformity?

Haglund’s deformity is a structural abnormality of your foot bone and surrounding soft tissues. It causes a bony bump to form near your Achilles tendon, triggering pain, swelling, and general discomfort. 

As the bump grows bigger, it irritates the soft tissue at the back of your heel. Over time, this causes bursitis, an inflammation of the fluid-filled sac between your tendon and bone. Haglund’s deformity affects people of all ages, but it’s especially common in those who wear stiff or closed-heel shoes. 

What causes Haglund’s deformity?

It’s thought that Haglund’s deformity occurs as a result of frequent, ongoing pressure at the back of your heels. Podiatrists believe it’s triggered by wearing shoes that are too tight or that have a stiff heel. It’s especially common in women who wear pump-style heels, hence its nickname: the “pump bump.” 

You’re also more likely to develop Haglund’s deformity if you have a tight Achilles tendon or an abnormally high foot arch. 

What are the symptoms of Haglund’s deformity?

The most common symptoms associated with Haglund’s deformity, include:

  • A bony bump near the back of your heel
  • Severe pain in your Achilles tendon
  • Redness
  • Inflammation

You might also experience swelling in your bursa, the fluid-filled sac toward the back of your heel. 

How is Haglund’s deformity diagnosed?

To diagnose Haglund’s deformity, your Precision Podiatry provider physically examines your foot and ankle and asks you about the symptoms you’re experiencing. If your doctor is unable to diagnose your condition through observation, they might also order a series of X-rays to get a closer look at your heel bone and the underlying structures in your foot.

How is Haglund’s deformity treated?

Treatment for Haglund’s deformity depends on the severity of your symptoms. Whenever possible, the team at Precision Podiatry uses conservative, noninvasive methods of care, including:

  • Rest, ice, and over-the-counter painkillers
  • Soft-tissue massage
  • Heel pads
  • Custom orthotics
  • Ultrasound treatment

If your body doesn’t respond to these measures, surgical intervention may be necessary. During surgery for Haglund’s deformity, your Precision Podiatry provider removes the excess bone from your heel, reducing pressure on your bursa and surrounding soft tissues.

To learn more about treatment for Haglund’s deformity, make an appointment at Precision Podiatry today by calling the office nearest you. 

Austin Location

6611 River Pl Blvd #200
Austin, TX 78730
Tel: (512) 351-9149
Fax: (512) 351-9376

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm

Cedar Park Location

1103 Cypress Creek Road #101
Cedar Park, TX 78613
Tel: (512) 336-2300
Fax: (512) 336-2301

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Round Rock Location

7200 Wyoming Springs Dr. Ste 1150
Round Rock, TX 78681
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

 Closed for lunch every day 12:00pm-1:00pm


Hutto  Location

 201 E Wilco HWY  STE 104
Hutto, TX 78634
Tel: (512) 255-0125
Fax: (512) 255-0153

Clinic Hours

Monday: Opening Summer of 2024
Tuesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Wednesday: Opening Summer of 2024
Thursday: Opening Summer of 2024
Friday: Opening Summer of 2024
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed