Typically pain in the bottom of the heel is caused by an abnormal pulling of the plantar fascia, a large band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot.  Typically this occurs due to bio mechanical abnormalities (or how your foot functions) including flat feet, over pronation (kicking out of the heels) or a dynamic twisting between the front and back of the foot. A tight Achilles also contributes to this.  In essence, its an overuse injury from running, an increase in your exercise regimen, plyometrics, more time barefoot or even a vacation with a lot of walking can bring in on.  

You don't have to live with heel pain! The sooner you get it treated the sooner you will back to PAIN-FREE!  If heel pain has you sidelined we can help.  

Dr. Misty McNeill
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D.P.M. - Founder of Prairie Path Foot and Ankle Clinic