A visit to the doc revealed that I’m suffering from Plantar Fasciitis.
Auntie Wiki says:
Plantar fasciitis is a painful inflammatory condition of the foot caused by excessive wear to the plantar fascia that supports the arch or by biomechanical faults that cause abnormal pronation. The pain usually is felt on the underside of the heel, and is often most intense with the first steps of the day.
And that explains the pain that I’ve been silently suffering from for the past year.
Yes I seriously need to lose more weight.
Obesity, weight gain, jobs that require a lot of walking on hard surfaces, shoes with little or no arch support, and inactivity are also associated with the condition.
Thankfully no x-ray is needed, as the initial suspicion was another condition.
Will be well after some medication!