Post # 1
Every photo I am looking at online says the foot pain for plantar faciitis is directly on the bottom of the foot.
I have had this heel pain for a few days now, making it sore to walk (I stopped exercising too). It’s on the inside of my heel, kind of where the cracks in your foot are. It even hurts to touch it. Streching doesn’t appear to relieve anything, plus with it being on the side of my inner heel it’s not a very good area to stretch anyway.
The bottom of my foot is just fine though – which is why I don’t think it’s plantar faciitis.
I did not have an acute injury. I have been running maybe 1-2 times a week recently, but mostly on the balls of my foot, so no heel striking.
Post # 3
I’d suggest to have a podiatrist check it out… Each person reacts and shows different symptoms for the same issue.
Post # 4
@sienna76: DH has had plantar fasciitis for a long time now. It is on his heel, right where the big callus forms between his arch and his heel. So it sounds like the same part of the foot!
For the longest time nothing was helping — they gave him this giant boot thing to sleep in but he hates it and it makes the pain worse … he had to stop running entirely … but now it turns out that perhaps the whole thing has been exacerbated by wearing the wrong footwear (he is in the military so he wears combat boots all day. of course he didn’t spring for the really fancy expensive ones, and his feet are paying the price).
So, it definitely sounds like it could be plantar fasciitis! Make an appointment with a doc and see about getting better shoes or good orthotic inserts to help. Hopefully it gets better quick!!!