TurnfarmerExcessive movement will make this problem worse- Heel lift, excessive pronation/supination etc. is your foot stabilized with a foot bed?
The standard 1" burr most ski shops use for grinding is perfect for Haglund's belief, easy to do.
Don't take surgery for Haglunds lightly, do your research and get more than one opinion. It's not a simple procedure nor easy to recover from.
If you have limited dorsiflexion in your ankles it makes the problem worse as once you hit end range of motion you constantly bang your heel into the boot. Get stretched out, do stretching with knee extended and flexed. It takes a lot of work and time for this to occur. Keep at it.
If stretching with both knee extended and flexed does't pull in your calf see a PT/Chiropractor for ankle mobilization.
Hi, thank you for your answer. Everyone's advice that this can generally be fixed with some boot adjustments has lifted my spirits greatly!
I do have one custom Superfeet Korks for footbeds.
I am going to take my boots to the nearest bootfitter this weekend. I already had them punched out in the heel when in Oregon this summer. That seemed to help maybe a little bit but I definitely still had a lot of pain. However, I haven't skied in a couple months now, so all of the swelling is gone and it's just the spurs. I'm hopeful that this time off and letting the swelling go down will minimize/eliminate the pain when I'm back on snow.
That said, will the boots already being punched out in the heels make it a stupid option to get a grind? Like would I be better off getting a new pair of boots?
As for stretching, do you have any exercises in particular that you'd recommend?