Why do my feet hurt? I wake up in the morning or in the middle of the night and it is like torchure. Even during the day when I have been stand ing for a little while and sit down the get back up a few minutes later. It hurts so bad at times it takes my breathe away or I fall down because I can't take the pain. Some times it is my whole feet and some times it is just my heels. I just don't understand why they hurt. I have really high arches but my father has high arches also and his are falling but the pain he describes to me is not anything like mine. Please help me. I am only 32 years old and should not be having this problem.