I cured myself after years of excrutiating pain
I suffered for YEARS with this painful condition and finally went to the doctor about it when it became difficult to ride without pain. On the advice of my doctor I used the orthotics, changed all my shoes to low heeled wide toed shoes etc. I took steriods, both orally and injected into my heel. I even had surgery and physical therapy. The one thing I found that finally helped (had to figure this out on my own)...is before I get up in the morning while my knees are relaxed I stretch my feet up as far as I can and spread my toes out as much as I can, then while still pulling feet up and spreading my toes I straighten my knees out...this stretches the tendons across the bottom of the foot and the achiles tendon. I repeat 15- 20 times every day. After doing that for a few weeks I was completely pain free and no longer needed to take the steroid, and pain drugs.