If you experience heel pain when you take your first steps gettingoff of bed and pain during long periods of standing or walks, then mostprobably plantar fasciitis is the cause. Plantar fasciitis also cause archpain. Heel spurs which are abnormal growths or protrusions of boneon the bottom of the heel bone, may cause foot pain when walking or standing. Heelspurs are commonly seen on people who suffer from plantar fasciitis, but heelspurs do not cause plantar fasciitis. If you have high arches or flat feet,then most probably you are suffering from heel spurts. Inflammation of the Achilles tendon at its insertion into the heel can be seen with certain types of arthritis, specifically the spondyloarthropathy group which consists of Reiter's disease, psoriatic arthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis. Other signs of disease such as low back pain and stiffness, rash, and joint swelling may provide clues to diagnosis. Imaging tests such as diagnostic ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging can confirm the diagnosis, if necessary. X-rays may reveal the presence of a heel spur. A heel spur, by itself, is not the cause of pain in the bottom of the heel and heel pain should not be attributed to "a heel spur". If you feel pain in and around of your heel, specifically in the bottom of your heel after exercising or any activity or in the first morning after getting off of the bed or at the time of standing after a long sitting situation then you must need of some heel spur treatment. Generally it is happening due to getting some calcium deposit near your heel base-bones in a tiny form. Posterior pain causes symptoms at the back of the foot, rather than underneath. Use of ill-fitting shoes and its overuse (which often occurs among runners) is other common causes of posterior pain Ideas are offered for you to use at home, such as doing your stretches for the calf muscles and the plantar fascia. You may also be fit with a night splint to wear while you sleep. As mentioned earlier, the night splint is designed to put a gentle stretch on the calf muscles and plantar fascia as you sleep. Plantar Fasciitis and heel pain are closely related. Plantar Fasciitis is an inflammation caused by excessive stretching of the plantar fascia (tissue that extends the entire length of the bottom of the foot). Heel pain is a common condition in which weight bearing on the heel causes extreme discomfort. Painkillers such as ibuprofen can be taken, especially if the symptoms associated with the bruise become worse. However, if the heel pain refuses to go away and persists for a very long time,i.e. more than a week, it could be due to other conditions such as Achilles tendon injury or a heel spur. In such a case, it is recommended to contact a doctor immediately for proper diagnosis and treatment. One word of caution before I sign off - as mentioned above, if the symptoms worsen and the pain becomes excruciating day by day, a doctor should be contacted without any delay.