At Entire Podiatry, heel and arch pain is one of the most common presenting complaints that we treat. In many cases heel and arch pain is due to a condition called plantar fasciitis. Check out this short video about heel pain by podiatrist Chris Hope.
Other possible causes of heel pain include heel spurs, plantar fibroma, and fractures of the bone in the heel (calcaneal fractures).
Sometimes simple stretches can help to relieve certain types of heel pain, however if you have ongoing pain, see a podiatrist for a more tailored treatment program to suit your needs and specific foot type.