5 signs your plantar fasciitis injury is getting worse

A plantar fasciitis injury is one of the most annoying set backs a runner can suffer. Remember that the plantar fascia runs from your heel bone to your toes, and creates the arches in your feet. When that connective tissue becomes inflamed at the heel, you’ve got plantar fasciitis. It can take a long time to heal, and sometimes feels like it gets worse before it gets better. But how do you know if it’s just plain getting worse?

1. The pain does not fade during the day

A hallmark of plantar fasciitis is that it’s usually at it’s most painful first thing in the morning. After a night of rest and healing, it hurts a lot to put pressure on the inflamed point. After some use the pain typically lessens. If it doesn’t ease up at all and stays very painful throughout the day, it’s probably getting worse.

2. The pain increases over time

What a nightmare! It’s understandable to expect a condition like plantar fasciitis to take some time to heal. However, the pain should lessen slowly over time. If it’s actually getting so bad that you can’t bear to put pressure on your heels, it’s definitely not getting better.

3. The pain begins to effect your feet in new places

Plantar fasciitis pain is usually contained to the heel. It may be getting worse if the pain starts to spread into the arches of your feet as well. It may effect one foot more than the other, or spread just a little or into the full arch. There’s no doubt this can be very painful. Visit out plantar fasciitis injury page, to find out more about how Enertor Insoles can help reduce plantar fasciitis pain.

4. Your knees start to hurt

If your feet are constantly painful to walk on, it’s likely that your gait will change. As you try to avoid causing yourself more pain, you may start to put new pressure on your knees. This incorrect gait can cause your knees to ache by the end of the day.

5. Your hips and lower back start to hurt

If your gait is off, and your knees are out, then it’s likely that the dysfunction will refer upwards to your hips and lower back, too. If you don’t address the root of the problem (the plantar fasciitis) quickly, it can cause quite serious problems down the line.

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Whilst Enertor has over 18 years Orthotics experience, our blog content is provided for informational purposes only and it is not a substitute for your own doctor’s medical advice. Enertor advises anyone with an injury to seek their own medical advice – and do not make any health or medical related decisions based solely on information found on this site

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6 comments


  • Maura

    Hi im hereBecause I’m trying to figure out how the free od pain. I did surgery four months ago and the honest to you and im still in pain My pen doesn’t come from the heel is in my toes under so weird my doc fix my 2 toe now im having a pain on my 3 toe I don’t know what to do he told unfortunately did move to my 3 toe i did try any support u csn thibk of nothing is working


  • Cris

    My family tradition. Everyday after dinner, while reading newspaper ( watch t.v.) soak foot hot water in large bowl. It give wonderful feeling also cleaned foot.


  • Sandra Smith

    Forgot to say it’s sounds like planta fasious that’s what they said I have . Also heel arch started to throb . Had mine for over 5 months but hopefully it will get sorted once my doc get my results


  • Sandra Smith

    I have the same thing . Been 4 us scan today . Recommended hydrocortisone injection . My ankle is stiff in morning after an hr of walking my dog I have to walk rest of day on my toes cus the pain is so bad . I’m on the sick now becouse I work nights ten hr shifts constantly on my feet . An the next day cannot walk . Only have it in one foot in my heel feels like a stone but got fluid around it the us scan person said it was fluid filled iburtis


  • marie baker

    my heel feels like a knife is being stuck in my heel. When i get up in the morning i can hardly stand on it.


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