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Many people wake with a cramp in the heel area. The pain in the foot, heel and arch area typically eases after the first several steps. This type of pain in the foot is typically called plantar fasciitis and can be very debilitating. Plantar fasciitis is caused by an inflammation of the arch cord that supports the foot called he plantar fascia. There are many causes of plantar fasciitis such as weight gain, change in shoe gear, walking on uneven surfaces and even trauma, This type of foot pain can be extremely painful and can stop people from walking due tot he severity at timers. It is one of the most common ailments a podiatrist will see in their office. Treatment options for plantar fasciitis range from simple stretching exercises to custom made orthotics, a heel cup to cradle the foot and heel area, icing regimens and possibly even a cortisone shot, Physical therapy is a wonderful way to compliment the treatment of plantar fasciitis. Many times a physical therapist will stretch the tissue called the plantar fasci along with relaxation of the arch tissue via ultrasound therapy. Prescription anti-inflammatory medication is another viable option for people with this type of foot pain. So it is not normal for your heel and arch area to hurt. If you have pain in your heel and arch area; you probably have some from of plantar faciitis and you should seek the advice of a foot specialist.