The cause will depend on which part of the foot is injured. All in all, here are the possible conditions that may be the source of heel and foot pain.
Plantar fasciitis is an aggravation of the fibrous tissue called the plantar fascia that links your heel bone to your toes on the bottom of your foot. Plantar fasciitis is a condition that causes severe heel discomfort.
Calcium deposits build up on the underside of the heel bone, causing heel spurs, which normally develop over months. Strains on the foot muscles and ligaments, stretching of the plantar fascia, and recurrent tearing of the membrane surrounding the heel bone are all common causes of heel spurs.
Overuse injuries in sports that require running and jumping are major causes of metatarsalgia. It can also be caused by ill-fitting shoes, foot deformities, arthritis, and other disorders.
A joint infection or injury can hasten the natural degradation of cartilage tissue. If you have a family history of arthritis, your chances of developing it are increased.
If you apply a force to your toe that causes it to tilt upwards more than it should, you’ll get a turf toe. It might happen, for example, if you’re sprinting and your toe becomes stuck on the ground.
Other possible causes are fractures, Bursitis, tendonitis, and Sever’s disease.