Originally Posted by TCF
Many times it is caused by tight calf muscles....which may seem hard to believe at first. I had a bout for a while. Cured it by becoming very diligent about stretching the calf....
There are also night boots available that hold the toes in the bent position...
This is basically the approach I used to get over my own PF > a dedicated, daily routine of stretching exercises, mostly for the calf muscles.
When I started I was having trouble walking in the mornings my feet hurt that much. Relief started to come within days of starting a stretching routine.
Re: night boots. I never tried them but I did shift down in my bed on a few occasions so my feet were flat against the end board. I actually seemed to help somewhat. I'd sometimes wake up and they'd still be flat against them.