Heel pain is an extremely common complaint, and there are several common causes. It is important to make an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms so that appropriate treatment can be directed at the cause. Some common causes of heel pain are:
Plantar fasciitis is the most common condition encountered by podiatrists. Plantar fasciitis is due to irritation or inflammation of the tight tissue (plantar fascia) that forms the long arch of the foot. Common symptoms of plantar fasciitis include pain in the mornings or on standing after a period of sitting/rest. The pain is usually felt at the inside of the heel. It can progress over a long period of time or begin due to an injury.