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17 Pictures People With Plantar Fasciitis Will Just Get

You'll never look at dressing gown cord the same way again.

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1. When your criteria for footwear goes from "looks cute" to "has arch support and room for an insole".

RIP all your current shoes.

2. When you have to wear trainers to work and hope nobody notices your new casual look.

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3. When you discover the magic healing properties of golf balls.

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4. And cool, soothing frozen water bottles.

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5. And find new uses for lots of other household objects, too.

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You'll never look at dressing gown cord the same way again.

6. When you discover that some shoes you actually like give you the support you need.

God bless you, Birkenstocks.
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God bless you, Birkenstocks.

7. When you try running, or even just walking, through the pain and immediately regret it.

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8. When you try on shoes you 100% know you can't actually walk in just to see what they look like.

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Just ten minutes, promise.

9. When you discover there's a whole world of arch support products out there and you have no idea where to start.

10. And a bunch of fancy massage balls you can buy when you graduate from just using golf balls.

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11. Not that you'll have any money once you've shelled out for new shoes and trainers.

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12. When you first learn about these socks and you're like, "lol nope".

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13. And then you learn about night splints.

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Maybe that sock didn't look so bad after all?

14. When you find something that works for you and it feels pretty damn great.

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15. Even if it does look a little odd.

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16. When you finally realise the only way to get better is to do all those stretches your doctor told you about.

There is a reason the man in the illustration is pulling that exact face.
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There is a reason the man in the illustration is pulling that exact face.

17. And when you watch this video and can practically feel the relief.

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Brb off to buy a rolling pin and enlist a stranger to do this.

Kelly Oakes is science editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.

Contact Kelly Oakes at kelly.oakes@buzzfeed.com.

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