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Preventing and Treating Haglund's Deformity with Compression Socks

Treating Haglund's Deformity with Compression

Haglund's Deformity is a painful condition on the heel that most people find incredibly difficult to deal with. You may have heard of it by its other names, such as Pump Bump or Bauer Bump, but it's a terrible condition to live with under any name. It can affect athletes like runners and hockey players, as well as people who wear ill-fitting or tight shoes -- hence the name Pump Bump.

Haglundsdeformity.net says it is "a condition where a bony enlargement on the back of the heel forms, and it leads to retrocalcaneal bursitis which can become quite painful and irritated if the area rubs up against any type of footwear." They recommend compression as one of the ways to help prevent Haglund's, as well as one of the ways to alleviate the pain from it. 

This seems especially true for runners and hockey players, who are likely to feel some discomfort or pain in their Achilles tendon if they are in the initial stages of Haglund's. Runners and hockey players can get it for a number of reasons. The website says runners are prone to tendinitis because of overstretching and overuse of the tendon, and the same is true for hockey players. Compression socks can be a big help in preventing Haglund's Deformity, and they even help to alleviate pain from it. 

Compression socks can help by keeping the pressure on the Achilles, as well as creating a pad or buffer between the affected area and the shoe or skate. Compression socks will also help keep any bandages or heel pads adhered to the heel area. They are also effective for the same reasons they help other foot and leg pain. Each Run Forever Sports compression product applies graduated compression between moderate 10-30 mmHg compression, maximizing the positive effects of compression while not being so tight to restrict motion during exercise or to limit how long the product can be worn comfortably. 

The best treatment for any condition is prevention. Compression socks will help support your tendons and decrease your chances of getting shin splints and perhaps even Haglund's Deformity. 

Run Forever Sports compression sleeves and socks can help a number of different foot and leg conditions. 

* Talk to your doctor before wearing compression products in place of the wrap given to you by your doctor. Serious ankle sprains require proper treatment and compression sleeves/socks should only be worn after the initial healing period.

**Compression can only potentially help varicose veins and spider veins if the compression sleeve or sock covers the affected area

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