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haglunds deformity

Posted by Ross M on 4/10/02 at 14:36 (079097)

hello

I am a 19 year old male who was recently diagnosed with 'haglunds deformity'..I have been on anti inflamitorys for 2 weeks and I dont think they are helping...The pain is only in one heel and was caused by very stiff and hard backed mountaineering boots.

any advice for other conservitive treatments...and 'gulp'..how long is recovery after surgery..

thanks for your time

Re: haglunds deformity

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/10/02 at 16:52 (079111)

padding, gel padding and possible local steriod injection can help alot. Try the gel padding first. Silipos is the best for this

Re: haglunds deformity

lisa k on 4/12/02 at 13:43 (079443)

what is Haglunds deformity? thanks

Re: haglunds deformity

Dr. Cozzarelli on 4/12/02 at 18:40 (079482)

How severe is the bony protrusion on the back of the heel? If it is small we performSterotactic Radio-frequency themal lesioning. This is basiclaly inserting a needle under anesthesia in the pain site. This is guided by X-RAY (Fluoroscopy). The area is then stimulated and as long as were in the sensory aspect of the nerve we then pinpoint lesion the site. It beccomes desenstized and the pain stops. Post op care is a band-aid and is tender for about one day. There is no incision and or stitches. A post op shoe is also not necessary.

Dr. John Cozzarelli

Re: haglunds deformity

Dr. Zuckerman on 4/10/02 at 16:52 (079111)

padding, gel padding and possible local steriod injection can help alot. Try the gel padding first. Silipos is the best for this

Re: haglunds deformity

lisa k on 4/12/02 at 13:43 (079443)

what is Haglunds deformity? thanks

Re: haglunds deformity

Dr. Cozzarelli on 4/12/02 at 18:40 (079482)

How severe is the bony protrusion on the back of the heel? If it is small we performSterotactic Radio-frequency themal lesioning. This is basiclaly inserting a needle under anesthesia in the pain site. This is guided by X-RAY (Fluoroscopy). The area is then stimulated and as long as were in the sensory aspect of the nerve we then pinpoint lesion the site. It beccomes desenstized and the pain stops. Post op care is a band-aid and is tender for about one day. There is no incision and or stitches. A post op shoe is also not necessary.

Dr. John Cozzarelli