Night splint: a brace that you wear at night that holds your foot at 90 degrees to your leg (keeps the achilles and plantar fascia stretched out). It good for treatment and prevention of plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. I used them for the last two years (old guy's tendon and fascia syndrome). You can get them on line (Google search). Use it every night unil painfree, then wean off (or continue as a preventive measure as I do).
Eccentric stretch/strength work: Stand on a step with your forefoot on the step and the heel hanging off (balance on only one footat a time). Slowly raise your heel up as high as possible, then very slowly let you heel down as low as it will go below the level of the step. Hold for a count of 3-5, then very slowly raise the heel all the way up again, then repeat. Start with 5 reps the first time and progress as tolerated.
I am also a fan of glucosamine, chondroitin and/or MSM for these tendon or fascia ailments (especially in the chronologically challenged athlete).
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