5 signs your plantar fasciitis is getting worse

A plantar fasciitis injury is one of the most annoying setbacks 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 gets worse 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.

Does walking make plantar fasciitis worse?

Anyone who has been recently diagnosed with plantar fasciitis should minimise time spent on their feet. However, after approximately one to two weeks you should be able to get back on your feet again. Walking in small doses at this stage will actually help heal your plantar fasciitis. This provides the stretches necessary to increase flexibility and reduce pain. However, it is absolutely fundamental that anyone walking to help heal their plantar fasciitis, wears supportive insoles. The only insoles proven to help heal plantar fasciitis, Enertor insoles are sure to get you back on your feet again.

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How Enertor insoles can prevent plantar fasciitis from getting worse

A recent study revealed that Enertor insoles not only helped to reduce foot and heel pain for over 91% of wearers, but also helped to HEAL over 75% of those who suffer from Plantar Fasciitis. Enertor insoles are designed to prevent a number of common running injuries and provide more comfort. Designed by leading podiatrists to reduce your risk of injury, the unique design features support your foot throughout training. Enertor insoles are enhanced by D3O impact protection technology, which means they can provide more shock absorption than any other insole. Our expertise, combined with the patented D3O shock absorption technology, enables Enertor to deliver the most advanced injury prevention insoles on the market today.

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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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  • Shawn Meloche

    Been having stabbing heel pain that also effects my laterial side of my foot and my ankle feels like it wants to snap and my calf muscle aches. It’s hard to put my weight on my right foot, doing stretches , and icing it
    Even have special inserts too, is it time to see a doctor?

  • Domitila De la cruz

    Hi I’m domi every day I have this pain on the bottom of my foot is day and night it feel like I’m on fire can sleep can’t walk cant seat im on such pain please help me

  • John Abell

    My Heel Pain is dredfull like im being stabed in the heel with a hot poker, i have had this for months now and its driving me mad, i take ibrufen and have triem neproxen but nothing realy works, some days i can barely walk, triem the streching and New trainers, much Money to physio but again not solving the issue any ideas

  • Kimberly Mirra

    I have had planter fasciitis for a long time now i have been workjng in home healthcare for 4 years now and its gotten ao bad i cant walk on my right foot and it is in my hips knees ans bavk now help me

  • Marylou

    Which insoles do I buy for flat feet?My doctor said I have plantar fasciitis.Ive tried different insoles and different shoes nothing helped .Very painful.

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