California Man Finds Much-Needed Relief from Haglund’s Deformity - Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

Here’s a story about how a simple blister prevention product helped Steve Sorrell of Fairfield, California overcome the challenge of a painful medical condition known as Haglund’s Deformity (aka “pump bump” or “Bauer Bump”) in his pursuit of a healthier, active lifestyle.

“A year and a half ago, at age 44, I had reached an all time low of self-esteem and energy and an all time high in terms of weight. My darling bride decided to help me get out of my funk by suggesting we take up walking and hiking.

We started with some light hiking and evening walks. Sadly, I discovered that intensely painful heel blisters were zapping my progress and ruining our hikes.

Unaware that my heels were the problem, I bought more and more expensive shoes. I have recently discovered that the condition is called “Haglund’s Deformity“. It causes me to wear out the heel cup of traditional athletic shoes in a matter of hours, instantly resulting in blisters. Buying the best hiking shoes (with leather heel cups) only led to worse blistering.

Determined to keep hiking and losing weight, I did a Google search for blister remedies. I found a link to a man’s hiking site where he was talking about his similar problem and the simple cure he had found. ENGO Blister Prevention Patches!!!

I immediately ordered a pack of 30 large ovals, placed them in my hiking shoes and have never looked back. The result was instant and nothing shy of life-changing! They are now in every pair of shoes and boots I own. I replace them when I wear through the blue and into the white. They last many miles between replacements.

Now, 30 pounds lighter, I will never let myself run out of them. I have not had even a hint of a blister in 16 months, thanks to ENGO. I only wish I could spread the word farther.”

According to www.FootHealthFacts.org, “Haglund’s deformity is a bony enlargement on the back of the heel. The soft tissue near the Achilles tendon becomes irritated when the bony enlargement rubs against the shoe. To some extent, heredity plays a role in Haglund’s deformity. ”

If you’re wearing through the back of your shoes too quickly or suffer from painful heel blisters, we hope you’ll give ENGO Patches a try. Visit www.GoENGO.com for more information about this unique innovation by Tamarack Habilitation Technologies, Inc.

7 Comments on “California Man Finds Much-Needed Relief from Haglund’s Deformity

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  2. Adam Knuese

    I have Haglund s deformity . Have had it for over 20 years . Had surgery on my right heel . It was the worst recovery . Painful and missed 3 months of work . I can’t afford to do it again . I’ve tried everything. It doesn’t usually bother me when I walk . But hurts when I try to run . I stopped playing softball for 14 years . Came back and played last year . But it was painful. Looking for a way to play with minimal pain . Any ideas ? Thanks, Adam

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    1. Rachel Mattson, Customer Service

      Hello Adam,

      Thank you for reaching out to us! We have received a lot of inquiries related to Haglund’s deformity (Bauer Bump). Although our ENGO Blister Prevention Patches can’t “heal” the Haglund’s deformity, they can relieve discomfort, prevent blistering and calluses, and help prevent continued growth of the deformity.

      If the area of discomfort is small and you can easily pinpoint it in your footwear, I would recommend our Large Oval Patches. However, if the area is pretty large and/or you are not exactly certain where to position the patches in your footwear, I would recommend Rectangle Patches. The Rectangle Patches can be trimmed to any shape/size and will provide a larger coverage area. Please call us with any questions or concerns, 866-795-0057.

      Reply
  3. Dennis Giasulla

    I have a large bump called haglunds deformity .Started 35 years and very large. Inactive , back problems. Was ok now have pain. What orthotics do you recommend?

    Reply
    1. Rachel Mattson, Customer Service

      Thank you for reaching out to us! We have received a lot of inquiries related to Haglund’s deformity. We currently do not sell any orthotics, so we wouldn’t be able to help you in that area.

      We do sell, ENGO Blister Prevention Patches can’t “heal” the Haglund’s deformity, they may relieve discomfort, prevent blistering and calluses, and help prevent continued growth of the deformity.

      If the area of discomfort is small and you can easily pinpoint it, I would recommend our Large Oval Patch. However, if the area is pretty large and/or you are not exactly certain where to position the patches, I would recommend the Rectangle Patch. The Rectangle Patches can be trimmed to any shape/size and will provide a larger coverage area. To purchase any of our ENGO patches click here: https://goengo.com/

      Couple of tips: use an alcohol prep pad (or rubbing alcohol on a cloth) to help prep the surface and remove any oils from the area where you will be applying the patches. Apply the Patches to a clean, dry surface. Also, try not to shove your foot into the shoe. Open your laces all the way and using a shoe horn will help the patch not to peel. Sweat should not cause the patches to peel loose or separate. However, if this does happen, using a secondary adhesive like ShoeGoo will ensure the patches don’t come loose.

      Please feel free to reach me with any further questions. We sincerely hope you finds much-needed pain relief using ENGO Patches!

      Reply
  4. Debbie

    I have Haglund’s Deformity in both feet. I had surgery on my left foot and have numbness in my heel, which isn’t so bad, but can hardly stand on cement. I am a teacher so this is hard. I, also, have it in my right foot and it also hurts to stand on the cement. I bought a pair of Brooks Adrennaline Shoes and they help some, but not enough. Any suggestions?

    Reply
    1. Rachel Mattson, Customer Service

      Thank you for reaching out to us! We have received a lot of inquiries related to Haglund’s deformity. Although our ENGO Blister Prevention Patches can’t “heal” the Haglund’s deformity, they may relieve discomfort, prevent blistering and calluses, and help prevent continued growth of the deformity.

      If the area of discomfort is small and you can easily pinpoint it, I would recommend our Large Oval Patch. However, if the area is pretty large and/or you are not exactly certain where to position the patches, I would recommend the Rectangle Patch. The Rectangle Patches can be trimmed to any shape/size and will provide a larger coverage area. To purchase any of our ENGO patches click here: https://goengo.com/

      Couple of tips: use an alcohol prep pad (or rubbing alcohol on a cloth) to help prep the surface and remove any oils from the area where you will be applying the patches. Apply the Patches to a clean, dry surface. Also, try not to shove your foot into the shoe. Open laces all the way and using a shoe horn will help the patch not to peel. Sweat should not cause the patches to peel loose or separate. However, if this does happen, using a secondary adhesive like ShoeGoo will ensure the patches don’t come loose.

      Please feel free to reach me with any further questions. We sincerely hope you finds much-needed pain relief using ENGO Patches!

      Reply

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