Pain in the heel is the most common musculoskeletal problems seen in the foot. There are many causes of pain in the heel with the most common being plantar fasciitis. There are many other conditions that can cause pain in the heel, but they are not as common. There are conditions like nerve entrapments, heel bruises, bursitis and a number of different conditions can all cause pain in the heel. To determine the cause of pain in the heel a careful history of how it developed and the time lines of the symptoms is needs. The actual location of the pain in the heel is important as is what provokes it. After that the clinical will put all the information gathered together to arrive at a diagnosis of the pain in the heel and then determine the treatment plan that is recommended.