Have I mentioned what an idiot I can be???
I've been suffering with plantar for a while now. I've been doing everything I can think of; ice, ibuprofen, stretching,; nothing was working. I had discovered that my arch was falling and I kind of assumed that I may have to live with this for the rest of my life. One thing that I could not figure out though is that it never bothered me when I ran. It never bothered me after I ran until I took my running shoes off, then it would start to hurt. Finally, on Tuesday, it hit me - maybe my insoles were helping?!??! I have those Spenco insoles in my running shoes because I need more cushioning then the regular insole provides. Since I use them mainly for cushioning, it never occurred to me that the arch support might actually be helping. So since Tuesday I've been wearing my old running shoes with the insoles and my foot has been a lot better. It's still not 100% but it is much better. I ice it at lunch and at night and I'm probably taking too much ibuprofen but hopefully it will pass soon. Sometimes I am such an idiot!!