The most common source of heel pain is Plantar fasciitis, which involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs through the bottom of your foot and joins the heel bone and the toes.
Usually, people with plantar fasciitis have stabbing pain that frequently occurs upon ambulating in the morning. The pain gradually decreases with movement, but there is a chance of the pain returning after standing for long periods of time or rising from being seated.
Runners, overweight people and those that wear shoes with inadequate support are more likely to have plantar fasciitis. Maintaining a healthy diet and exercise can assist with the reduction of pain.