could it be plantar fasciitis? The hallmark of that is a stabbing heel pain that is especially bad with the first few steps out of bed. In the early stages it improves once you are up and walking around.
I hope for your sake that is not it! I have suffered from chronic plantar fasciitis for the last 6+ years and it is very unpleasant.
Gayle, age 46
Boston brace as a teen for AIS
Oct 2010 fusion T8-sacrum w/ pelvic fixation, TLIF at L4/5.
Feb 2012 major A/P revision for broken rods
mom of Leah, 12 y/o, diagnosed Jan '08 with 26* thoracic JIS (age 6)
4/08 26 degrees, brace 16 hrs/day
9/08 17 deg. OOB - brace discontinued
9/09 30 deg, resuming brace
5/10 VBS Dr Luhmann Shriners St Louis
5/14 stable 4 yrs post-op, 14* T
also mom of Torrey, 9 y/o son, 12* T, decreasing spontaneously (from 19*)