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Joe: What is the rational for clamping the heel? Where exactly do you clamp and for how long? My husband thinks I'm crazy, but I'm willing to try almost anything to stop the pain.
Joe Romeo said:
I have found a cure. Now this will seem strange because I started with a wood working tool in my garage. So---First you will need to buy a standard shop tool at Home Depot, Lowes or Ace Hardware. Irwin is a trusted name the Irwin Quick-Grip Clamps are unique in their flexibility and quick operation. The have little rubber pads that are important because you will apply them to your heel.
So, buy a set you will use them later or if you own one this next part is easy. I used a IRWIN Quick-Grip 512QC 12" Clamp/Spreader. On your heel and in different spots clamp your foot at night and in the morning for a few minutes longer if you can. Have the clamp squeeze high and low and spend some time finding different spots on your heel. First you will notice that the pain goes away and you will have a short relief. Next a good mechanical foot massager with a squeezing mechanism in the center Reflex Roller Massager is what I use. Massage your foot place it under your desk at work. Do it frequently.
My pain was gone in a week. My foot was healed and I started walking miles again! By the way I use Echo shoes as they give me the best support. You will be healed! Joe Romeo