The most common cause of heel pain and heel spurs is a condition called Plantar Fasciitis (sometimes misspelled Planter Fascitis). This is Latin for inflammation of the Plantar Fascia. The Plantar Fascia is the broad band of fibrous tissue that runs under the foot and that forms your arch. Because of a number of different factors the plantar fascia are being overly stretched and this continuous pulling results in inflammation and pain at the heel, at the point where the ligaments insert into the heel bone. This simple process invigorates the feet and opens and closes blood vessels. When you're finished, use a moisturizing lotion to help massage the feet. Instead of buying ordinary insoles like those found in the shoe department of discount stores, help stop the pain with insoles made from memory foam. These types of inserts can help stop the pain of heel spurs since they take a lot of the pressure off of the heels. Memory foam insoles that will help stop the pain of heel spurs can be found online and in drugstores that sell foot care products. Extracorporeal shock wave therapy - sound waves are aimed at the affected area to encourage and stimulate healing. This type of therapy is only recommended for chronic (long-term) cases which have not responded to conservative therapy. One of the causes of Plantar Fasciitis is tight calf muscles - you want to do some exercises to stretch your calves. You can even do this before getting out of bed in the morning (when the heel pain is the worse). As you are lying in bed, point your toes forward and hold. Then pull your toes back toward you and hold. You should be able to feel the stretch in your calves. Well, as your podiatrist , I’m here to tell you that foot pain and heel pain are not normal. I can help you! YOU Deserve Heel Pain Relief. Wearing the wrong shoes – especially for women who wear high heels all day, the wrong shoes can cause a lot of discomfort, most commonly in the ball of the foot, because high heels force most of the weight to that area. Even shoes without high heels can cause foot pain, though, if they don't have any support to them. New shoes might provide better cushion for the feet. This could eliminate the cause of the heel pain in many people. Often people wear shoes that are old and worn out. Holistic Approach One may also feel heel pain due to the bone spur when one starts to walk after an extended period of rest. Although one might expect the pain to increase with walking, it actually subsides. This is because the nerves and capillaries are also at rest when the person is not walking around. Once it pinches due to heel spur when a person moves around, the discomfort caused to the nerves and capillaries is felt as pain in the heel. With continued walking, the soft tissue around the heel adjusts with the bony outgrowth and the pain subsides.