Haglund's Deformity and Physiotherapy Singapore
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Haglund's deformity refers to the bony enlargement at the back one's
heels. How it comes about is that the soft tissue near the achilles
tendon becomes inflamed and irritated with repeated rubbing against a
surface, most often a shoe. This then leads to the development of
bursitis.What Causes Haglund’s Deformity?
form of injury and deformity is often called "pump-bump" as it is often
caused by the pump-shoes' rigid backs that causes pressures that
irritates and aggravates the inflamed soft tissues when one walks on it.
Statistically, any form of shoes that has rigid backing, such as men's
dress shoes, women's pumps, ice skates can cause it.
a certain limit, the biomechanics and foot structure can increase the
chances of one developing haglund's deformity. Some of the natural
- A foot with high arches
- An Achilles tendon that is tight
- Walking habits
Haglund’s deformity can occur in one or both feet. The symptoms include:
- A bump at the back of the heel, visually obvious
- Painful or tenderness where the Achilles tendon inserts into the heel
- Swelling in the back of the heel
- Inflamed and redness at back of heel
Physiotherapy Singapore Treatment of Haglund’s Deformity
intervention almost always begins with the treatment aimed at
decreasing the inflammation, swelling and pain in the foot's bursa and
heel. This we do by utilizing approaches such as ultrasound therapy, icing therapy, gentle retrograde massage.
Whilst these physiotherapy approaches will help to resolve and decrease
pain and inflammation, these approaches do not shrink the bony growth
What Our Physiotherapy Services Can Do For You
- Pain, swelling and inflammation reduction
- Gentle and progressive stretch exercises to relieve tension and adhesions from the Achilles tendon
- For patients who has high arches of their feet, they will benefit from heel lifts or supports
- In some cases, heel pads placed inside shoes helps to cushion heels and reduce damage and inflammation when walking
- Advice on shoes choices and modifications
- Whenever necessary, advice on orthotic devices to help with foot biomechanics
- Immobilization for rest
Do I Really Need Surgery For Haglund's Deformity?
Usually patients often seek non-invasive/surgical physiotherapy
interventions first, and only if that fails to provide adequate and
enough pain relief, then surgery may be helpful - we will also refer you
to the ankle and foot surgeon/specialist to advise you further.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our haglund's deformity page
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Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
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