The patient came to me, complaining of left heel pain, present for approximately 5 months. He had a history of torn calf muscles and showed evidence of Haglund's Deformity (an enlargement of the posterior/lateral heel).
The patient had externally rotated hips with a pelvic tilt of 1.25" (3.175cm), externally rotated knees and extremely tight calf and hamstring muscles.
Treatment focused on muscle memory together with posture and deportment. A modifiable, soft orthotic was created and together with specific exercises was used. Working together with the commitment of the patient, this condition was reasonably stabiised in a period of approximately 4 months.
The first treatment cleared the painful heel and subsequent consultations improved stability. Within a month the patient was able to walk barefoot comfortably and stability had occurred.