I had the same symptoms as Dad described in the first post three times about 90 days apart. Fifteen maybe 20 years ago. Searing pain to point you can barely get out of bed.

Come to find out I was damaging my foot with the new pair of pricey boots. Felt like I was walking on cotton, but no support. So I went out and bought a boot with the hardest sole I could find. Haven't had a problem since.

Caterpillar brand boot. At only half the price of those pricey ones.