I know what you mean! My feet hurt like none other all the time, it's something you just have to live with, but trust me, orthotics do help, over time. You just have to get used to them. Also, my podiatrist gave me stretches to do to so your tendon can get a workout. This is what she gave me:
1. Lying down on your back with your knees bent, raise one leg up. Flex foot of raised leg Gently pull from behind your knee until you feel a stretch. Hold position for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times on each leg.
2. Sitting against a wall, position yourself so that your hips are at a 90 degree angle, legs straight in front of you. Keep your legs together and flex you feet. Keeping your shoulders back and you head up, lean forward slightly. Hold position for 20 to 30 seconds. Repeat 10 times.
3. Stand straight, keeping your legs together bend over at your hips reaching for the floor. Hold position for 20 - 30 seconds . Repeat 10 times.
4. Facing the wall, place your hands on the wall in front of you for balance. Place your feet facing the wall, one leg in front of the other and heels on the ground. Your front leg is bent, back leg is slightly bent. Be careful not to place too much weight on your front leg. You should feel a stretch in your back leg. Hold position for 20 -30 seconds. Repeat 10 times, each leg.
5. Standing on the step, place the balls of your feet on the edge of the step. Drop one heel down towards the floor. Hold position for 20 -30 seconds. Repeat 10 times on each side.
You need about 30 minutes of stretching a day. This should be done periodically throughout the day.
It's alot to do but it does help.
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