Q Why do my feet hurt when I wake up in the morning?
When you rest your feet are most relaxed. The soft tissues tighten in this relaxed position. When you start to move again, and in the morning it's often very suddenly, these tissues need time to stretch and get moving again. It's like starting to exercise without a proper warm up. The complaint of morning pain or pain after rest is most common in plantar fasciitis, arthritis, and tendinitis.
It's actually very easy to improve...you don't have to wake up another morning in pain! We have a few stretches you can try before getting out of bed in the morning here. If you have no improvement doing these every morning then it may be time to schedule your appointment with one of our doctors.
We also have a few favorite products to help combat plantar fasciitis, arthritis and tendinitis:
- Spencos Total Support Sandals (we recommend these as your daily sandal or "house shoes")
- Powersteps over-the-counter orthotics
- Biofreeze topical pain relieving gel
These products are available for purchase in our office without an appointment. If you feel you need an appointment with one of our doctors you can make one online here or by calling 630-834-3668