The most common symptoms of heel pain include pain in the bottom of the heel that is more pronounced when you wake up or stand up, or pain that increases over a period of a few months. Obesity is another common cause of heel pain that can most easily be treated with healthy weight loss.
People with plantar fasciitis (pain in the band of tissue from the toes to the heel) have worse pain in the mornings but find that walking helps alleviate the pain. However, sometimes the pain gets worse the longer you are on your feet. Generally plantar fasciitis occurs in people with flat feet or have high arches which puts more pressure on the tendon between the heel and the toes. Other causes of plantar fasciitis include wearing non-supportive shoes on flat, hard surfaces which places excess strain on the foot.