I'm more shocked your podiatrist never mention this in any of your gait reviews you would have had as a younger person, or your current personal physician. Can your old podiatrist not be held accountable for not paying attention to gait?! It's unbelievable they weren't doing something about it.
There was a kid in elementary school that did this all the way through and I believe into High school, where he eventually needed surgery as either his calves or Achilles were so tight he couldn't actually walk on his heels. Haven't seen him in years, but I believe everything is normal now.
Rather than Velociraptors, I blame poorly built shaky wooden houses of North America where grown people have to tippy-toe around like toddlers, so that they don't sound like a herd of elephants is stomping around. Maybe that's how you got to have this problem OP. Build your damn houses out of concrete and other hard materials America, dammit.