After posting my last poor-poor-pitiful me post, I did some research on my condition, and, with the trusty guidance of Dr. Google, I now have a solid plan of action that does not involve hiding my head and living in denial.
Daily stretching, far more involved and time-consuming than the morning stretches I had previously utilized, appears to be the key to allowing the fascia to heal and to keeping it supple enough to avoid future injury. So, I will be spending a lot of time with my head between my knees and with my heels hanging off the edge of our staircase.
I've already noticed a slight degree of relief and I just started the stretches, so, I have really high hopes that this will be the magic bullet.
As an aside, is there anything that Dr. Google doesn't know?
I think not.