Haglund's Deformity (Retrocalcaneal Bursitis)

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This condition is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel that can aggravate the retrocalcaneal bursa, a fluid-filled sac located on the back of the heel between the Achilles tendon and the calcaneus. The bursa can become inflamed and swollen, a condition called bursitis. Haglund's deformity most commonly affects young women.

What is Haglund's deformity?

This detailed video describes the condition of Haglund's deformity, including its causes, bony bump forms, increased susceptibility, symptoms, and treatment. Haglund's deformity commonly develops as a result of wearing shoes with rigid backs, such as pumps, which put pressure on the back of the heel.