: I am 46 and like to compete in Masterís track as a sprinter. For the last couple of years I havenít 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 Haglundís 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.
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