Haglund’s Deformity Exercises
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A Haglund’s Deformity grows on the back of the heel bone, and when it is compressed, it can cause increased pain levels due to swelling and inflammation. Physical Therapy exercises and the correct shoes are effective forms of treatment for this condition. Haglund’s Deformity is a condition that we often see in our clinics, and this article will share with you the shoes that we find most effective for pain relief from Haglund’s Deformity.
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The best shoes for Haglund’s Deformity should have a soft, deep heel cup and a structured midsole with a cushioned responsive sole. A soft, deep heel cup reduces friction on the heel bone that can irritate a Haglund’s Deformity, while a structured midsole helps to control the foot and a cushioned sole reduces impact and force through the heel and Achilles Tendon.
We recommend the Sketchers Gowalk Arch Fit for Haglund’s deformity due to their soft heel, extra cushioning, slip-on mesh and structured midsole.
The soft cushioned heel reduces friction and compression on the heel bone, while the cushioning within the sole reduces the impact on the heel when walking.
The Sketchers Gowalk Arch Fit has a built-in insole to control excess pronation moments that irritate Haglund’s Deformity.Buy Now
We recommend the New Balance Fresh Foam X860 V12 for running with Haglund’s Deformity due to their 10mm heel drop, cushioned heel cup and structured midsole.
The 10mm heel drop shorted, so the Achilles Tendon reduces the tendon on the Haglund’s Deformity throughout the gait cycle and when standing. In contrast, the cushioned heel cup reduces friction on the calcaneus.
The New Balance Fresh Foam X860 V12 have a medial posting that controls pronation moments and provides extra running comfort.Buy Now
We recommend Dr Scholl’s insoles for Haglund’s deformity due to their cushioned soles which provide additional comfort to the heel.
We recommend these insoles as an alternative for those who do not want to change their shoes.
We have found they don’t work as well as the shoes we recommended but are better than no insole.Buy Now