So recently, last year or so I can't be on my spike more the am hour and a half or so on removals. My heels get incredibly painful , sometimes my Claves too. I decided months ago to by the platforms you can put on the steel gaffs, they helped a bit, but I did a fast removal Sunday, wasn't even in the tree 2 hours on them and when I got down it took a good 10 minutes before I could walk right, pain was nuts. I try to sit on my climbing line for relief as much as possible, but once down to the spar, not much of that to do. I do have pretty crap gaffs ,but I don't know of getting really good ones will help because it seems to be an issue of the part my foot is on. I'm on Carolina or Chippewa loggers. Amy suggestions? Anyone else have this happen and what did you do? We recently bought a bucket truck so I won't have to do as many trees on them, but o will still have to.