In the spring, taping of the foot was done to let her participate in the final track meet but she still felt pain after running full out.
I think the only cure once the problem occurs is rest. I've researched alot of sites and found that there is no magic instant cure for this condition, I would recommend against using pain killers because if theres no pain the damage can increase and the condition could lead to serious conditions from my research.
As I mentioned after rest the condition went away, but now she has the other heel aggravated from over use.
I have tried to purchase shoes with heel support, raised heel like good running shoes, but track spikes and especially soccer shoes do not come with much support even if advertised.
From our experience in the spring of 2002, I noticed the condition would slowly get worse, even when the foot and heel were taped, and no activity occured for a few days, once she ran her first heat, she had minor pain, gradually increasing over the day.
we might just point her into swimming until she has grown so that this condition does not keep reaccuring.