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#416 Running with heel bursitis should I do Achilles wedge stretches for Haglunds?

This episode comes from a house call I just did with a runner who actually has some heel pain. It wasn’t plantar fasciitis. 

Haglund’s is a problem where you get inflammation and irritation at the back of the heel. There is a little bursa in between the Achilles tendon, where it attaches on the back of the heel, and that little part of the heel bone that can protrude on the back.

He had a really great question.

If I have bursitis of the heel, should I do aggressive Achilles tendon stretches with wedges for my Haglund’s deformity? 

That’s what we’re talking about on the Doc On The Run podcast.

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