There are two main stages for the treatment of heel pain. The first is to address the pain by reducing and relieving it to the greatest extent possible and the second is to address the underlying causes of it. Reduction of pain can be performed in a number of ways – analgesics and rest, shockwave therapy, physical therapy and other therapeutic modalities are all possible. However, for maximum effect, patients should complete the course of treatment in its entirety. The second part of treatment is to address the underlying causes for the pain. Depending on the nature and severity of the problem, this can range from customised orthotic devices to surgical correction. The likelihood of surgery increases the longer the condition is neglected, so it is critical to seek treatment at an early juncture.