2 years? Holy moley! So do you still think you have PF? Did you ever get a confirmed diagnosis or did you just quit exercising?
I hate to go in to the Doc since mine only happened a little over a week ago, but it's not getting better; I'm waiting to see if Nature will heal it. If not I may go straight to a podiatrist rather than my internist, although I wouldn't want to see a podiatric surgeon for a diagnosis & treatment plan. Going under the knife is not for me.
Interesting articles you found. I tried the heel stretch with toes pulled back & it was slightly painful at first but after half a dozen stretches my foot felt much better & more limber. I'll do those everyday; thanks for the links. Coincidence, I've been reading a lot on heel injuries & came across a couple of sites that make new style 'shoes' for feet. The one I'm most interesting is here: www.invisibleshoe.com
Their product is a very basic sandal that will prevent your feet from being cut or even burned on hot sidewalks if you were barefoot.
Here's a second place: http://barefootrunningshoes.org/2009/12 ... t-running/
It shows several different types of 'shoes' designed as an intermediate solution until one's feet become accustomed to barefoot use.
I'll let ya know how those foot stretch exercises work.