My mother has fought this the past 2 years. In order of doctor preferences (and this is not medical advice, just repeated info from her podiatrist):
Determine cause. Causes may be short term strain and the condition may not come back, similar to tennis elbow "tendonitis" and hence, rest.
If short term, anti-inflammatories (NSAIDS like ibuprofen or aspirin) or stronger stuff like Naproxen (what is used in some over the counter back pain meds).
If longer term, physiotherapy and check for other ailments (e.g bone spurs).
If no improvement, cortisone shot.
Last edited by chesseroo; 04/20/12 08:18 PM.