Waking up in the morning can be hard enough when you feel healthy. It’s infinitely worse if you have to hobble to the bathroom on sore feet. If you’re experiencing sore feet, and they hurt the most right after you’ve gotten up, it may be a sign of an underlying condition.
Patients experiencing this pain will find it difficult to get up after lying down or sitting.
The good news is that the cause of your foot pain is identifiable. Better still, we can suggest a few solutions.
What’s causing your foot pain in the morning?
If you are an adult, the most common cause of pain in the heels or feet in the morning is plantar fasciitis. The major symptom of this condition is a stabbing pain in your heel when you put pressure on it. The tissue along the arch of your foot and the underside of your heel make the plantar fascia. When this becomes torn, inflamed, or overstretched, you can develop plantar fasciitis.
For children, sore feet in the morning are most commonly a symptom of Sever’s disease, which is associated with any repetitive impact on the growth plate of the heel bone.
Other possible–but less common–diagnoses are arthritis, stress fractures, pinched nerves, or Achilles tendinitis. Contributing factors include poor footwear, gait abnormalities, obesity, and structural foot problems.
How can you solve the problem?
There are many established solutions to heel pain in the morning. The most important part of your solution is to get the right diagnosis. At our Comprehensive Foot and Ankle Centers, we focus on conservative care. This means taking all the steps to test and diagnose the problem before prescribing any treatment.
We often begin with a cortisone injection to minimize the swelling and pain. Then, based on your test results, we discuss long-term and sustainable solutions to your foot pain.
These can include lifestyle changes such as wearing different footwear or treatments such as physiotherapy. In most cases, our experts recommend that invasive procedures such as surgeries are usually unnecessary.
If you are experiencing sore feet in the morning, book an appointment today and let us discuss your options either in person or over the phone at 816-455-1155.