Pain around your heel that’s worse in the morning and generally feels better throughout the day is likely plantar fasciitis.
The pain you feel is the band of connective tissue, called the plantar fascia, asking for support. This connective tissue extends along the bottom of your foot from your calcaneus (heel bone) to your toes. Its job it to help prevent your arch from collapsing during the gait cycle.
Plantar fasciitis can be painful, but it is treatable at home. Treatments for plantar fasciitis include:
A rigid over-the-counter orthotic, like Superfeet insoles, could help alleviate the pain, but custom inserts might be necessary if you continue to struggle with plantar fasciitis.