Remedies or treatment for heel pain may include wearing a heel insert, stretching the Achilles tendon or using nonsteroidal medications, according to the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. Wearing open-back shoes and icing the heel may also help reduce pain and inflammation.
Some common causes of pain beneath the heel include plantar fasciitis, a heel spur or a stone bruise, notes the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society. Common causes of pain behind the heel include an inflamed Achilles tendon, shoes that rub repeatedly on the heel or a bone spur. Pain behind the heel may occur slowly, causing redness and thickening of the skin.