Pain at the back of the
heels especially when running
uphill or on soft surfaces.
Redness over the skin, often at the back of the heel, the instep or toes.
Repeated pounding of the heel can cause the fat pad to be pushed up the side of the heel leaving less of a protective layer causing heel pain.
The ball of the big toe, and the surrounding area may be painful.
Calcaneal Stress Fracture
Heel pain sets in slowly and gradually.
Pain on the top of the foot (dorsal foot pain).
The course of the tendons becomes tender down the inside of the ankle and the sole of the foot.
A gradual onset of pain in the foot.
Plantar Fascia Strain
The local area over the plantar fascia (just in front of the heel on the bottom of the foot) will be painful and tender.
Pain under the heel and usually on the inside, at the origin of the attachment of the fascia.
During activity pain in the forefoot gets worse .
Pain radiating into the arch of the foot, heal and sometimes the toes.
Pain and swelling around the medial malleolus (bony bit on the inside of the ankle).