The first podiatrist I went to said nothing about this, and just sold me new shoes (Metro Run & Walk sucks!).
The second podiatrist was much more knowledgable. They showed me how to tape my foot for extra support. I wouldn’t buy the spray to make the tape stickier (why not just sell me stickier tape?!?!), but the 2 tape sizes were . I also got a night boot that insurance will supposedly pay 80% of. Custom orthotics come next.
Now that I wear a night boot, I keep singing the Guns N’ Roses song "Nightrain" but substituting "I wear a night boot" over the lyrics "I’m on a night train". This is becoming a nightly ritual. (The singing, that is.)
Anyway… The foot taping really helps.
The other tip was to rub a candle all over the foot tape after taping — this covers it with a thin layer of wax (which you can see in green), so that it doesn’t stick to your socks so much. Useful advice!
Anyway, after 9 months, I’m ready for the hurting to stop. All I did is hang out on sand for 4 days. I didn’t even go in the ocean, run, or walk more than 1 minute at a time!
April 3, 2009.