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Can plantar fasciitis give symptoms of not only heel pain, but also pain in the achilles? How is it best to overcome heel pain?

Question: Can plantar fasciitis give symptoms of not only heel pain, but also pain in the achilles? How is it best to overcome heel pain?

Have had pain the the heel region for about 6-7 weeks. Have reduced the amount of running and have increased stretching and flexibility sessions. Have iced the foot after running and have taken analgesics (over the counter) to reduce the soreness. Any other ideas?


Make sure that you are wearing proper foot wear throughout activities, if so arch supports will assist in relieving pain. Plantar Fasciitis can create pain down into your calcaneus (heel bone), although not necessarily your achilles tendon, although not all cases are the same and you may actually have associated pain in that area. If you are able to find information on a simple tape job for plantar fasciitis i would recomend this for you, as a trainer who deals with athletes with this condition constantly, i find in my research that this helps more than the arch inserts wich can be purchased at most sports equipment stores (sports authority, etc;). I would also like to recomend the use of proper stretching excercises prior and post excercise. Rest on your plantar aspect will always be recommended by a doctor/ physical therapist, but in a practical sense, people who love excercise hate the word rest. So try the above, and see if that can help.


You might have both plantar fasciitis and achilles tendonitis. if your calf muscles are tight a strain will be generated in both your plantar fascia and achilles tendon.
Why won't you go to a professional?
I am not a pro but I have plantar fasciitis myself for a few months now. My podiatrist prescribed me with Custom made orthotics which did not work at all. I understood that treatment efficiency is very individual. If something works for one it will not always work for the other.
I have also found Taping very useful. Taping helps to relieve the pain, keeps your foot from getting injured again and helps you get through your daily routine and exercises. There is a good web-page explaining the subject in this informative website-
Take care & Good luck


From Duncan on our SIB Facebook page:

'Absolutely, more often than not the Achilles exhibits soreness. Current treatment entails 1. Rest 2. Stretching of calf muscles up to three times a day 3. Subsequent strengthening of the calf muscles. Allows 2-5 weeks.'


Nice healthy information you have shared here to get relief from pain. Thank you for your great support on this issue.
Regards, Macushield