There may be various reasons for heel pain, however one of the most common reasons is plantar fasciitis. The plantar fascia is a fibrous non-elastic band that runs along the bottom surface of the heel to the ball of the foot. It is responsible for keeping the arch profile and the small bones of the foot aligned.
If plantar fasciitis is left untreated a heel spur may form which is a deposition of bone at the bottom of the heel. The pain can be directly under the heel bone or along the arch where the plantar fascia runs.
There are many therapeutic measures that need to be used in treating this type of pain, as in most cases one treatment alone will not take care of this type of chronic soft-tissue injury.
You should avoid wearing flat-soled shoes because they won't provide your heel with support and could make your heel pain worse. Ideally, you should wear shoes that cushion your heels and provide a good level of support to the arches of your feet.
For heel pain relief, please contact BioPed of Barrie, Ontario as soon as possible as the longer left untreated, the more difficult to treat this type of injury.