I have been in pain for almost 6 weeks, went to the podiatrist several times and he put me on the exercises and cold treatments three times a day. The pain was getting better, brought two of those orthopedic shoes which also helped. However, it was not until I received my Protalus m-100 that the pain disappeared. What a miracle device, slowly but surely I am increasing the wearing of them per the instructions. At this point you have a customer for life.