Heel pain can be difficult to deal with and can have various causes, and pain that is ignored can worsen and potentially develop into a chronic condition. Different causes for heel pain can include plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendonitis, nerve disorders, heel spurs, and more.
Treatment for heel pain will depend on the specific condition causing it. Options can vary between non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), physical therapy, orthotics, or surgery. Heel pain should be reported to a podiatrist who can determine the underlying cause and find the best treatment.