Heel Pain often presents as pain on the bottom of the heel and the inside of the arch where the heel and arch meet. This pain will typically occur in the morning and after sitting for a while. Upon standing, the pain can be quite severe making it difficult to walk for the first few step. This pain may improve as the band on the bottom of the heel, plantar fascia, relaxes and warms up. For many people, the pain may return towards the end of the day and while driving. Pain can be sudden and sharp or a dull ache. It is common for some people to have burning that can be present with walking and even when relaxing and off of the foot.