Heel Pain – What it may mean: Plantar fasciitis You can’t mistake that specific ache — sharp pain in the bottom of the heel when you get out of bed or stand up from a chair. It’s a strain of the ligament that supports the foot arch. And whether you did it by wearing tight shoes, walking in flip-flops all the time, or wearing worn-out workout sneakers, the longer you let it go, the longer it takes to heal and the pain only gets worse.
Podiatrists suggest you ease up on your workout at first, and take more rest days to let the arch heel. Also, rethink your footwear, and adopt a good stretching post-workout routine.