I would like to report that my feet are feeling amazing. I can walk barefoot heel to toe with out any pain at all. I do avoid doing this so that I would reinjure or diminish the progress being made. Anyway, the tightness that I used to feel in my arches, heels and calves is relatively gone. I was doing stretching at home and had been through physical therapy for my right foot (although both feet suffer from pf)
and while they helped this work with a personal trainer has moved me even further along in a positive direction. I have dropped nearly 10 pounds and am feeling great. We work for over an hour together 2 times per week and I ride my bike or walk 30 minutes per day on the days I don't see my pt. That 30 minutes can be broken up into 3 ten minute intervals if I desire and I avoid a lot of walking so that I don't hurt my heels. I will begin tennis again next week which entails a one hour workout with a small group. We will see how my feet handle that! I should also add that I continue to ice, stretch, and apply ibuprophen cream daily.
I am pretty consitently at a 0 on the pain scale with some minor slides to a 1 or 2 depending on day's activities. At my worst I was a 8-9 which was back in the winter of '98-99.
I pass this information along only to help those who might benefit from the information, not to gloat. Good luck to you all and I will continue to keep you posted if you wish.