vargas foot and ankle specialists header logo

Same Day Appointments Available

vargas foot and ankle specialists logo

Same Day Appointments Available

vargas foot and ankle specialist header logo

Same Day Appointments Available

orthotics in dallasIf you experience heel pain and have a painful bump on the heel of your foot, Haglund’s deformity may be the cause. This problem is caused by ill-fitting shoes, abnormal foot structure, heel walking, or problems with the Achilles tendon, and can lead to bursitis (inflammation of the bursa) and severe heel pain. Our provider of orthotics in Dallas explains more below. 

What Is Haglund’s Deformity?

Haglund’s deformity is an abnormal enlargement of the bone in the heel. This bony part of the heel contains the Achilles tendon and the enlargement causes irritation of the surrounding soft tissues and tendons. The deformity is caused by frequent or constant pressure on the back of the heels from shoes that are too tight and/or too stiff. Many people who wear pump-style shoes develop the deformity. 

What Are The Symptoms?

Symptoms of Haglund’s deformity can be painful, such as:

  • Pain where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel
  • Redness and swelling
  • Bony bump on the back of your heel
  • Bursitis

You may be more at risk for Haglund’s deformity if you have high arches, walk on the outer part of your heels, or have existing problems with your Achilles tendon.

How Is It Treated?

Our podiatrist will evaluate and diagnose this condition using x-rays and an examination of the heel bone. Treatments for Haglund’s deformity include taking pressure of the heels of the feet as well as the following:

  • Custom orthotics
  • Heel pads to protect your heels
  • Ultrasound treatment
  • NSAIDs for pain relief, such as ibuprofen
  • Wearing open-heel shoes

If the above treatment options don’t work, our podiatrist may recommend surgery to remove the excess bone from the heel. It can take around 8 weeks to recover from the surgery.

Contact Our Podiatrist For Orthotics In Dallas Today To Find Out More!

The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about this and other topics related to podiatry, feel free to contact Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists, with a convenient podiatry office in Dallas by clicking here or by calling 281.313.0090.

WE CAN HELP YOU WITH ...

Winning a game or taking care of family means a lot to you. Pain should not get in the way! We can successfully treat hundreds of foot problems.
Visit our beautiful Sugar Land, Texas (TX) podiatry office. Find high quality, tested foot care products in our store.
We provide gentle care and top technologies that end foot and ankle pain fast!

YOUR TOP RATED SUGAR LAND, TX & HOUSTON, TX PODIATRIST FEATURED ON...

READ WHAT PATIENTS ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR 5-STAR RATED
HOUSTON PODIATRISTS & SUGAR LAND PODIATRISTS IN TEXAS (TX)

"My whole experience was great and Dr. Vargas and his staff are wonderful! The best part for me, though, is that I can now wear athletic shoes, slippers and heels with no pain."

Hilda hilda 5 star review

vargas foot and ankle associates white logo
Podiatry Office In Sugar Land, TX
15200 Southwest Freeway Suite 150
Sugar Land, TX 77478

Phone: 281-313-0090

Office Hours:
Monday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Tuesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Wednesday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Thursday: 8:30am – 5:30pm
Friday: 8:30am – 4pm

Click For Directions

directions for sugar land tx location
request your appointment today

Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists located in Sugar Land, Texas (TX) treats all medical and surgical foot and ankle conditions. Over 25,000 happy patients have found relief for their foot and ankle pain with the help of a licensed podiatrist, Dr. Marco A. Vargas. can help bring you foot and ankle pain relief.

Our Sugar Land podiatry office offers the most effective and state-of-the-art, quality podiatry care with a smile to patients in our local community. Return to a pain-free life and get back to the things you love! Call 281.397.3487 today!

© 2020 Vargas Foot & Ankle Specialists
Designed by JimmyMarketing.com

Translate »