Your foot bears the majority of your body's weight while you are standing all day, and occasionally overdoing it can result in foot pain that cannot be explained. If you stand all day, your feet will bear the weight of your body. One of those puzzling symptoms is when you wake up in the morning with pain in your feet; we'll look at some of the possible causes of this discomfort and see if we can figure out what's causing it.
This is one of the most common causes of the severe discomfort that I feel first thing in the morning. If you are an athlete who sprints frequently or if you have a job that requires you to stand for long periods of time, you may be at risk for developing this condition. A group of ligaments in your foot known as the plantar fascia run all the way from your heel to the tips of your toes. These ligaments support the arch of your foot and help distribute pressure evenly across the sole of your foot while you run or walk. When these ligaments become inflamed or tear, a condition known as plantar fasciitis can develop in the foot.
It's possible that as soon as you get out of bed and take a few steps, your heel will feel exceedingly tight, and you'll immediately experience a searing pain in that area of your foot. The more you move and activate those ligaments, the more likely it is that this soreness will go away on its own, but there are times when it may linger for the entirety of the day. Before putting your feet on the ground when you first get up, try stretching in bed first to help minimize the soreness in your legs and feet.
tendonitis of the Achilles
Achilles tendinitis is diagnosed when the tendon that runs along the back of the heel, known as the Achilles tendon, becomes swollen or inflamed. If it is overworked or subjected to pressure, your Achilles tendon can become tight, painful, and swollen. It also helps you run, walk, and jump, but if it is injured, it can make these activities difficult for you. It's possible that your heel hurts when you get out of bed in the morning, but it's also possible that it hurts when you move around during the day, when you exercise, or when you climb stairs. If you do not treat the illness, you may find that walking becomes difficult for you.
To get some relief from the pain, you should try taking it easy, icing your tendon for up to 20 minutes at a time throughout the day, and elevating your leg. This will help reduce the amount of swelling in your leg. If the pain does not go away, your physician may prescribe anti-inflammatory medication for you, or he or she may decide that you need to be immobilized.
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