The most common cause of heel pain is Plantar Fasciitis, also known as heel spur. The plantar fascia (PF) is a strong ligament that runs from the heel to the metatarsal heads in the front of your foot.
This ligament helps absorb the shock that occurs when your foot contacts the ground. Runners, tennis players, dancers, and athletes of all types are subject to this painful condition.
The good news is that only about 5 out of every 100 people end up needing surgery, while overwhelming majorities of people are able to cure the condition using simple home remedies or a physical therapy routine.