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I have had plantar Fasciitis now over 3 years. I used to work for Water District where I had to wear steel toe boots and worked long 10 hour shifts, a lot of walking on concrete. At 55 I am now retired, been 5 months now and still dealing with Plantar Fasciitis on my left heel. A few years ago I started seeing a podiatrist and did the foot mold thing, suggested exercises, tried inserts buying different shoes and cortisone shots with no help. Since being retired, figured since I am not on my feet as much my plantar fasciitis would get better, it has not. I just relocated and started seeing another podiatrist and he suggested stretching exercises and using super feet insoles, tried them but seemed to get worse, too hard on my feet so I had a visit to a physical Therapist a couple of weeks ago and have been trying more extensive stretching exercises 2 to 3 times a day, and had to buy new shoes again, now wearing New Balance tennis shoes no insoles. The physical therapist said my left leg is tight and will need to exercise all my muscles from my hip down, calves, thighs ect. The exercises so far have seem to make my leg less tight and stiff and have been doing them religiously, needless to say so far I still having pain, I am fine in the morning but by 1/2 the day I am hurting. I have been reading online about this plantar fasciitis and looks like it could take 3 to 12 months to heal and have heard some people have had this for 15 years. I am hoping I can resolve this soon, worked all my life want to enjoy my retirement. I am open to all suggestions that can help me resolve this issue I am having.