Hiya...first post from me, really hoping someone may be able to advise.
I've been struggling with a haglund deformity on my heel for a few years now. At first I just thought it was "standard" achilles issues but after physio, injection, extracorpeal shockwave therapy, I'm still left with a bump on my heel. Xray and MRI showed a prominent bone and a little calcification.
I've had to cut back on running. I never did masses - but maybe 3 per week (5 or 10km). Any speed work has gone, and I've given up on anything over 10 miles. It's just too uncomfortable post event. (although ok while I run).
Surgeon wants to perform a calcaneal osteotomy. Cut a wedge of bone from my feel, rotate the whole thing forward and screw me back together. 2 permanent screws in the foot.
the thought of this terrifies me. He seems to think 3 months to running again.
Not sure what to do. I've kind of accepted supplementing running with cycling (I'm 41 now). I'm not in pain at rest. I have an awareness of it when I walk and it's painful after a run
Am I damaging it more by continuing to use? Should I have the op? Should I tolerate a bit of discomfort!?
anyone with any advise or experience?! Thanks so much!