I have had the plantar fasciitis in my right heel on and off since I became a nurse in 2011. The last time I had it was in 2017, I was working medsurg day shift and had just had a baby. It started in the few months before I had my baby but became much worse after I had her and returned to work. It was complete misery with no end in sight. I tried so many things: heel inserts, special shoes, compression socks, heel cups, night splints, foot soaks, hot wax peels, frozen water bottles, physical therapy for 6 weeks, cortisone shot x 1. The cortisone shot was the only thing that worked and it lasted a few months but then the pain came back over the course of a few days. After battling it for more than a year and a half I knew the only way it would get better would be to find a job not being on my feet all the time. I left medsurg (had been there 3 years) and went to hospice. The heel pain gradually got better and was completely gone after about 6 months. I've been in hospice a little over 2 years and still no heel pain thank goodness. I am obese and have been almost all my adult life. I am sure that is the main reason I have the trouble with it. I also think it runs in my family as my Mom, Dad, and sis have all suffered with it at one point or another. Plantar fasciitis stinks!