I want to thank you all for responding and providing your opinions, suggestions, and ideas. I actually have found some relief through trial and error in placing the met pads on my existing orthotics in just the right place...I do think this is about structure of foot, and design of shoe, etc that caused this problem. I also found stretching, icing and heat has helped calm down the nerve. I see an ortho guy in two weeks, and plan to get fitted for new orthotics...and I am rethinking the PT approach. I do tend to believe that the body will heal itself, if given the proper accommodations, therapies, and care. I am going to ask for an MRI, and hopefully that will help the professionals know the best course of action. This inactivity is trying my patience.