First step in the morning heel pain is a classic sign of plantar fasciitis.
It is the most common cause of heel pain a localized inflammation of the plantar fascia. Patients with plantar fasciitis describe an ache localized to the inside part of the heel. Other descriptions are tugging, pulling and burning. The pain can range from mild to severe and can interfere with activities.
It can be cause from overuse, minor mechanical issues with the foot/arch structure, or wearing unsupportive shoes.
Supportive shoes, over-the counter anti-inflammatories (if tolerated), and gentle calf stretching can often ease the symptoms of plantar fasciitis.
If the condition persists more involved conservative treatment is recommended.