The therapist used a combination of applying a gel (like icy hot), stretching my foot
/ankle, soaking it in parafin wax, and using ultra-sound. This helped a great deal with the stiffness, but not the weight-bearing pain. As I tried putting more weight on it, I could feel something "crunchy" in my ankle, like a rock. And it felt like muscles in the bottom of my foot were "twisting or torquing" when I walked / tip-toed around.