I have tried everything out there...podiatrists, orthopedic doctor, cortisone, orthotics, gel heel pads, new shoes/ sneakers, physical therapy, rolling on ice bottles, heating pads, stretches, non- prescription gels & prescription suave, boots, splint. My calves, despite exercise, got so painful and tight, neededing manual massage ant moist heating pad.
It's now been over a year....started in one foot, then the other! All the above are temporary relief. I now have issue with right knee swelling, with 'Baker's cyst' behind my joint..needing a relief with a cortisone injection.
Strongly suggest......continual stretching feet (with towel), as seen on internet, massage calves, roll on ice bottle, gel heel pads, laced arch support sneakers/ shoes. All are helpful, while sitting or laying in bed. ALEVE helps ( won't do prescription pain killers).
Fellow sufferers, I wish you comfort. Hoping ther's more to cure it...someday! Refuse surgery. And, despite initial standing pain, stay active...don't let it get you down....At 67, I continue to exercise and do what I can to keep active....don't let those calves tighten up sitting on a couch!