Haglund’s disease, also referred to as Haglund’s syndrome, occurs when the Achilles tendon and the bursa (a fluid-filled sac on the back of the heel) become inflamed. The condition can lead to calcification of the heel bone and the formation of a benign bony growth called Haglund’s deformity. Haglund’s disease is attributed to overuse and tends to develop in active children between five and 15 years of age.
- Pain when running and walking
- Moderating activity to reduce stress on the heel
- Elevation of the foot
- Ice therapy
- Compression bandage and/or shock-absorbing heel cushion
- Corticosteroid injections