OY - Francis (my DH) has been suffering from this injury since May. He tried self treatment with ice and rest and ibuprofen for inflammation and then moved on to the Chiropractor (we LOVE ours) and finally when nothing else seemed to work and he was soooo tired of it that he couldn't stand it, he broke down and went to the Podiatrist. Turns out he has an extra bone in his foot that can cause this problem and that is why he has had so much foot trouble for the last few years. So the Podiatrist puts him in the boot cast-y thing and he has to wear it for 4 weeks to give that tendon a complete rest. He doesn't wear it to bed, but has to wear it all other times. It is completely driving him crazy! He feels so unhelpful and sort of a bum since it is hard to clump around with it on and he hasn't been helping out at home as much since he hurt it in May. It puts him off balance since the boot is taller than most of his other shoes. He ends up wearing one tennis shoe and the boot and it kind of hurts his opposite hip since he still isn't completely balanced. But, he only has 2 more weeks to go. Then we will see how he does. I am ready for him to be back to normal since I am the one having to do all of my stuff and then the stuff he normally does. It is getting kind of draining. Makes me really glad to be married to someone willing to share familial and household duties even though I am a SAHM. Oh yeah and I read recently that problems with your foot are because you are afraid to move forward in your life - don't know if that could be possible. Hope you get it fixed soon. October is coming up really fast.