Another form of heel pain, outside of a heel spur and plantar fasciitis, is nerve issues. You have a nerve that comes along the inside of the ankle and a lot of times it branches off down here and compression of that particular nerve, or the other large nerve that goes along here to the bottom of the inside of the foot and the bottom of the outside of the foot becomes compressed because there’s a ligament. Think of a tight rubber band that stretches across here and that pushes on the ligament as well as the muscles in that area, compress it, causing pain to the heel. A lot of times, if you tap on that area, you’ll get a tingling sensation that can go up this way or further into the foot.
These are just two other causes of heel pain and you should see your podiatrist to diagnose them and get proper treatment. Again, this is Dr. Danciger in Palm Desert, CA."