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After several months of inflammation, a loss in the range of motion is also not surprising. If you can run, it can’t be too bad.
You could try regular and gentle stretching exercises to slowly increase the range of motion. Your muscles and tendons might not be up to the task of giving you the full range anymore. It shouldn’t be painful if you do it gently and only force the range to increase slightly as compared to what you can order your foot to do on its own power.

If you do not see gradual improvement, I recommend you see a professional.
I’ve had very long flareups and while they probably do irreversible damage, my range of motion ended up recovering every time. It just took a good while.