Your feet are built to handle lots of stress. Sometimes, excess force and other issues can overwhelm the structures of your foot or ankle, leading to short-term or chronic heel pain. This heel pain typically occurs beneath the heel, behind the heel, or both.
You may be running too much or have shoes that rub or cut into the back of your heel if your heel pain is located behind the heel. This pain is usually due to inflammation in the Achilles tendon and builds slowly over time and may be accompanied by redness and swelling.