About a week ago, I went to the Orthopedic Specialist to have my heel checked out. It has been bothering me for about a month and a half. It sometimes hurts to walk, but really only when I "force" flex, which occurs when I tumble or vault. I had x-rays taken and the doctor told me I had Sever's Disease. (It's not really a disease!) It's where there's inflammation in the growth plate in the heel. (That's what has been causing my pain) There's nothing you can do except rest, rest , and rest some more. (Which is annoying!!) You know what my mom told him? "It doesn't work to tell a gymnast to rest!!!" I laughed when she said it!!
For as long as it hurts, I will still be doing bars and beam full on, but on floor and vault I will have to do a minimal amount of tumbling and actual vaulting! This will help to rest the injury.