Plantar Fasciitis has been found to be the major cause of heel pain.
This condition is the result of microscopic tears and inflammation in the muscles across the band of tissue at the bottom of the foot. The impact on the ligament (plantar fascia) results in swelling and causes burning and stabbing pain in the heel.
Pain associated with plantar fasciitis can last days or years. Early treatment is the most effective way to avoid long-term effects.