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I am 46 and like to compete in Master’s track as a sprinter.
For the last couple of years I haven’t been able to sprint due to a worsening Achilles heal bursitis problem.
There is clearly a bump on my heal.
I am told that the problem is called Haglund’s Bump.
This problem only surfaced after I developed a significant case of Achilles Tendonitis.
My Achilles tendon is fine now, however.
I already have tried orthodics that elevate my heal.
They help a little, but I am still unable to sprint without significant aggravation to my heal.
I would be very thankful for advice – particularly regarding what, if any, ankle support product I could buy to help with this.

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  1. : I already have tried orthodics that elevate my heal. They help a little, but I am still unable to sprint without significant aggravation to my heal. I would be very thankful for advice – particularly regarding what, if any, ankle support product I could buy to help with this.Hi Mark,I’ve had Haglund’s bump on both my ankles for a few months and it’s been very irritating. Mine were treated with a laser by a podiatrist. It’s not uncomfortable and not at all Star Wars. You need to go along for several treatments and it has definitely helped. I now avoid high-backed sports shoes, as I’m sure you do. I’ve even hacked at some with scissors. I’m also avoiding my much-loved walking boots as they’re far too strong and inflexible going up the back of my ankle. I don’t know if laser is commonly used in the US. My podiatrist wasn’t able to tell me how or why it works but there was a significant improvement. Ankle supports didn’t help me. Good luck. Catherine

  2. Depending on how big the bump on the back of your calcaneus (heel bone) is, there might be a pad or there might not be. If you have had Xrays made of your foot in several different views, one can get a better perspective. Silipos makes an Achilles tendon pad that many of my patients with a posterior heel problem use. Not everyone responds to conservative treatment, and I would guess your doctor has discussed surgery with you as an option.The continued discomfort is from the snapping of the Achilles tendon over the bony prominence. Frequently, there is an associated bursitis. I am not an advocate of injecting this area with steroids, although I know other doctors who do so. There is an inherent risk of the Achilles tendon rupturing after injections of cortisone.Sorry I can’t be more help from my end.Vivian A, DPM

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