Symptoms:Base of foot, heel, arch. Anything from sharp pain to constant dull ache. Often felt in morning, during non-running as well as running.
Treating pain:NSAIDs (ibuprofen), gel (ibuprofen or diclofenac), ice pack, ice bottle, cortisone injection (for some - seems to treat symptoms but not cause?)
Treating cause:Immediate rest from running, stretch calves, stretch base of foot, stretch hamstrings, night splint to keep foot stretched at night, arch/sole massage, golf ball rollering, pedi roller (or other massage devices e.g. The Stick)
These slant boards are pretty useful for stretching tight calves. Stick it in the bathroom and stand on it when you clean your teeth. Link (roll over me to see where I go)