The two things that helped the pain most were constantly wearing Birkenstocks and rolling my feet over tennis balls first thing in the morning before I stood up and immediately slipped on my Birkenstocks.
Three months ago, I became ill with a sinus condition accompanied by a cough and a fever. My doctor gave me a prescription strength dose of Tavist D and cough syrup. I was so sick, I barely moved off the couch for almost a week.
To my surprise, when I was well enough to function again, I noticed a significant improvement in the pain I had from PF. I don't know if it was being off my feet for so many days straight, the medication I was taking for the sinsus condition, or just a plain miracle.
Has anyone experienced anything similar? I had been off my feet for up to four days at a time prior to this and had never noticed a change in the PF pain.
I am still not 100% cured, but I can now walk relatively pain free if I wear my Birkenstocks and am now able to bike for 30 minutes at a time without pain. Before my sinus illness, I hobbled everywhere and couldn't even go shopping for more than a 1/2 hour at a time.