My foot has definitely improved over the past two weeks. Because I was experiencing many different types of pain all over my foot, I decided to approach each pain separately. I started with the pain I sometimes have in the ball of my foot. This particular pain started back in August when I was misdiagnosed with Morton's Neuroma. I read about it online, and of course started having symptoms right away (I'm highly suggestible!). One of the symptoms is the feeling that there is a pebble in the ball of your foot. So of course I started feeling this whenever I was barefoot (mainly in the shower), and noticed a general pain and swelling there, too. The pain did not go away even after an MRI revealed I had no neuroma! So this was the pain I decided to tackle first. It's very clear to me that it is fake pain. Every time I feel it I think, you're just fake pain, go away! It still comes and goes but I've been feeling it much less than before. So that is certainly progress.