This condition is called plantar fasciitis; however, if there is heel pain but it is not necessarily in the morning then the diagnosis and treatment are different. The most common reasons for this pain are tight arches, tight calf muscles, and over-pronation or supination.
Aggressive calf stretching (several times a day), change shoes, or use orthotics if you are an over pronator or supinator (a gait analysis or a consultation with a sports physiotherapist can help you figure this out). A ‘magic’ treatment is to roll a golf ball under the arch for a half-hour once a day ( it sounds excessive but it works like a charm). If these treatments do not work, a few dedicated sessions of physiotherapy will help. A cortisone (steroid) injection should be the last resort since the steroid can weaken the arch ligaments and result in a tear later on.
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