Used to ice my feet religiously. Not doing it much anymore unless they are really killing me. I recently bought this pair of Eastland sandals and they are the difference between night and day. I estimate about a 75% pain reduction, maybe more. So now I may spring for the Birks too. I need to find out more about stretching too and making sure that the stretches I do are effective. Don't want to make a bad situation worse. There's not enough evidence on this board that night splints are truly effective for me -- and a few people have reported worsening. Finally, I am considering acupuncture for the future. Lots of research is necessary before I take that step. Stay in touch. Good luck!