After a year of pain, I've decided to get serious. I play soccer regularly and for the last year every time I played I had pain in my heel. As time went on it become more intense, and would flare up with any physical activity. It felt like a big bruise, but a visit to the Orthopedic Surgeon revealed that I had a bone spur on the back of my heel. After trying a series of alternatives, it eventually became clear that surgery was the next step.
I'm scheduled for surgery this week, and I'll be on crutches for at least the next 6 weeks. After that, it's at least another 6 weeks of a walking cast and then physical therapy after that. It is a long road back to the field but I'm hoping it will worth it.
Wish me luck.