I've dealt with plantar fasciitis off and on over the last two years. When I was first diagnosed, I had to wear a foot brace 24 hours a day that went all the way up to my knee for about a month. Resting my foot did wonders for the pain, and it magically disappeared. I was then fitted for a special shoe insert that I use much of the time and that helps as well. The problem is that I'm pretty athletic. I love to run, walk, cycle, do yoga, swim, and generally chase after my very active kids. So from time to time my plantar fasciitis rears its ugly head and I'll wake up with intense heel pain. Whenever that happens, I'll take a couple of days off from running or I'll switch to cycling (which doesn't seem to put as much strain on my foot). Any ideas of how to get it to go away completely? I'm wondering if I'll just have to deal with it the rest of my life.
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