So, today I went to the infirmary and got a referral to see a podiatrist about my foot pain. Turns out my self-diagnosis was correct: I have plantar fasciitis. Here's what the doctor ordered:
1. Wear orthotics in my shoes.
2. Wear a night splint to bed. Yeah, that's hott.
3. 3 Advil, 3 times a day.
4. Stretch it before I get out of bed.
5. Ice 20 minutes daily.
6. No running until the pain goes away.
7. No flip flops. Ever.
I bought the orthotics and the doctor gave me the silly-looking big black sleeping boot, which I will test drive tonight. Obviously, I shouldn't have waited as long as I did to get it taken care of (Will I ever learn?). I'm hoping that if I stick to the treatment plan for the next couple of weeks, I'll be able to start running again.