The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes. When it becomes painful and inflamed it’s called plantar fasciitis. It’s a common cause of heel pain that feels like your heel is being stabbed. It usually occurs when you first step on your feet in the morning.
Heel pain is most commonly felt on the back of your heel, often caused by plantar fasciitis or Achilles tendonitis. A common myth is that it is caused by a heel spur. Although painless itself, the heel spur is a calcium deposit on the underside of the heel bone.
There could be many others causes of your heel pain that are best discussed with your Foot and Ankle Specialist at the Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic, especially when your pain begins to interfere with your normal activities.