About six months ago, I started wearing orthotics. Last summer, I stopped wearing them and started wearing open heel sandles (because of the heat of the day) I got a sharp, very localised pain at a particular point on the inside of the heel on the left foot after two days. Occasionally stabbing pains up through the ankle occured if I ignored it. It was on the side of the heel, just a milimetre up from the part of the heel that touches the ground when standing still. Walking intensified it, resting eased it. After three weeks complete rest it began to go away. Recovery seemed complete. But a very similar complaint has now reemerged. The pain is somewhat less focused, but still localised. It now feels like Ive been for a very long walk – the heel ‘aches’. Sharp stabbing pains occur if I don’t rest the foot. Podiatrist speculates nerve damage, no obvious remedial action. I went back to the Orthotics after the two days in the Summer, but after the most recent episode, I give up on them – they seem to have caused the problem. What are my prospects for full recovery?