About 6 months ago I started having problems with Plantar Fasciitis. Yesterday after reading something about how our hard surfaces are causing foot trauma, I tried a new thing. I filled a 2 gallon zip lock bag (saved from my Mother in law, thanks!) with ~5lbs of rice. I folded the bag over so there would be less pressure on the zipper. Then I put it into a cloth gift bag (also originating from my Mother in law). I have it on the floor in the kitchen and scoot it around to where ever I'm working. Now my feet can just relax and support me. Without the bag, I stand with most of my weight on my left foot, and my right foot tensed to avoid pressure on the heel, where it hurts.
When I woke up this morning my heel hurt less. I hope to be able to report progress.
My brilliant idea for the day is to make shoes filled with 2 lb rice sacks for soles. Then you get a combo work out, healing, and food storage all in one!