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I've got Plantar Fasciitis (Hope I', spelling it right!!) - I did all the correct things, i.e. iced and rested etc and didn't run for six weeks. I finally went to my G.P - he is a member of my running club - and I said I was really missing my running, he said "just put another pair of socks on and get some gel heel cushions and there is no reason why you should'nt keep running". I was really thrilled at this but he also said PF could last up to 18 months. Whilst I trust his advice, I am still a bit worried as when I have been on a run my feet are really sore, I am also three stones overweight (but dealing with that!!) and I cant help thinking am I doing any permanent damage to myself by still running. Can anyone help - I've not a lot of cash spare for physio or podiatrists. I do wear hard orthotics - these were prescribed seven years ago and I've run in them continuously without a problem until now - they are hurting because they are the rigid ones. I am in a vicious circle - trying to loose weight with running and a good diet but stopped because of the PF.