Plantar Faciitis

hello all, I am new to this forum and to running. We got a treadmill a few weeks ago and at the end of  December I joined slimming world in a bid to lose weight & improve my health. I have done regular exercise for many years now but through out this winter I have not done as much as a could. So having started on this journey to get slimmer & fitter I decided that I would push myself out of my comfort zone and sign up for a 5K race in June this year. The thing is that for weeks on & off I have had heel pain which has all the signs/symptoms of plantar faciitis. My sis suffers with the same thing and is a competitive runner and she does various things to treat & relieve it and it does not stop her running long distances.

Anyway, after all that rambling my question is how do other people deal with it and in terms of the right type of shoe what is best? (the choices are mind boggling) or is an insole the way to go and if so what ones actually work. I pronate but not overly as far as I am aware. I don't want to spend £100s on trainers as, at this stage I am not running far.

Thanks Folks

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