I first begun getting this back in 1996 but have never been able to find out what it is and what (if anything) can be done to cure it.
I get a very severe and sharp pain in the achilles tendon area (just above the heal) of my right foot. I’m not one to overstate pain but it is quite a sickening pain that goes right through me but then dissipates and fades away over the following few minutes. If I had to compare it to anythign I would say it does make me think of nerve being pinched in my heel.
There is no swelling or bruising that occurs and I can continue to walk or play sport on it after the initial shock of the pain.
It occurs when I kick a football (I am right footed and predominantly use this foot). It also occurs when putting on my socks if the hem snags under my heel pulling it upwards, or if I catch my heel walking down stairs – again pushing it upwards. I can also feel it beginning to hurt if sitting on a bed, beach or other flat service with my kneespulled up and that upward pressure on my heal.
I have sought help for this 3 times since it first begun in 1996 with physios and doctors and been told different things, such as’ it’s to do with a sciatic nerve’ or ‘small bone fragments form injuries floating around’. However, nothing has ever really got to the bottom of it or solved the problem.
I had sprained this previously but that was at least 6 years prior to the problem.
I really would appreciate any insight you may have as it’s a constant pain and problem, which I can work around but would like to at least be able to explain.