Why Do My Feet Hurt in the Morning
- Posted on: Nov 15 2018
You wake up in the morning and hop out of bed. Ouch! That stabbing pain in the bottom of your feet isn’t a stray action figure that your kids left around, but the pain may subside as quickly as if it were. You may go about your day normally, then realize your feet hurt again after you get up from your desk to take a break. Those stabbing pains that show up and disappear quickly may actually be Plantar Fasciitis, a common issue that many of us suffer from. Keep reading to learn about Plantar Fasciitis and what you can do about it.
What is going on?
Your feet each have a thick band of tissue that spreads from the heel to the toes. This tissue helps support the many muscles in the feet, and especially those that include the arch of the foot. When those tissues are stretched too far, they can develop tiny tears in the surface. This can lead to inflammation and pain.
What caused it?
Plantar Fasciitis is more commonly found in women, though it can occur in men and women. Activities and conditions that are linked to Plantar Fasciitis include:
- Wearing high-heeled shoes alot
- Having flat feet or a very high arch
- Having tight Achilles tendons
- Wearing shoes that have worn out
- Wearing shoes with thin soles or flip flops
- Having an abnormal walk or foot position
How can I treat it?
Talking with your physician about your history can help them find the best treatment option for you. Plantar Fasciitis can be treated with many different methods, so don’t be afraid to ask about all the options. Sometimes, Plantar Fasciitis can resolve itself on its own, but you will need to allow your feet to rest for this to happen. Other options can help speed your healing process along.
Your physician may recommend medication to reduce swelling, physical therapy, steroid injections, or other alternatives such as Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment to help support healing of the tissues in question.
If you are suffering from pain and are looking for more information about PRP treatments, give us a call at (713) 986-6016 to schedule a consultation today.
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