I had pain in my heel for 2 ½ years. I had tried all therapies: stretching, night brace, cortisone shots. My only option left was surgery. Due to the pain, I was limited to walking with crutches or riding my bike. I am now able to be on my feet all day. I am not yet able to run (only at 6 weeks recovery time), but am looking forward to it.Carolyn Hoeschele