You may also experience pain that feels like it's your entire foot or even pain that moves to different parts of your foot.
Plantar fasciitis is the most common cause of heel pain. The pain may also radiate down into your arch. There is a band of tissue that connects your heel to your toes. It is a very tough band, but it can be injured. It usually hurts the most in the morning.
Heel spurs are another type of foot pain that often presents itself in the heel. They are caused by abnormal bone growths and are typically caused by certain shoes or activities like running. They are common in athletes. Many people have heel spurs, but not all of them actually cause pain. Along with plantar fasciitis, fallen arches can make the arches of your feet hurt. This happens when the arch flattens out.