If you have been experiencing any kind of foot pain in the morning, you might rightfully be concerned about your health conditions. No amount of pain is ever normal or justifiable and it’s worth getting assessed by a healthcare professional as soon as possible.
Having painful feet in the morning can often be an indicator of several different, concerning conditions.
Here’s everything you need to know before booking your appointment…
I Have Painful Feet In The Morning, What Could It Be?
Every morning it’s the same: as you wake up you are greeted by unpleasant, stabbing pain in your feet. It doesn’t matter how you sleep and for how long, nothing seems to ease the pain you experience on a daily basis.
Painful feet in the morning can be the result of different conditions, such as:
Arthritis is a very common inflammatory condition that varies in intensity. There are lots of types of arthritis, some of which are autoimmune and have to be assessed and treated by a rheumatologist. Joint pain in the morning is one of the main early symptoms that can help you diagnose this condition before it gets worse.
#2 Ill-Fitting Shoes
Wearing the wrong pair of shoes won’t help you if you are experiencing any sort of pain in your feet. According to research many common foot problems are actually caused by wearing the wrong shoes. Dtching your old pair for better ones might be the solution to all of your problems.
#3 Flat Feet
Flat feet is an incredibly common condition that is usually diagnosed early in life. Although this issue doesn’t cause pain, per se, the lack of support from the arch of your foot, and your soles continuously touching the ground, can cause you to experience morning pain.
#4 Plantar Fasciitis
If the plantar fascia ligaments in your feet become inflamed, you are suffering from a common inflammatory condition called plantar fasciitis.
One of the most common symptoms is having painful feet in the morning and noticing variations in the pain after walking.
This condition can be treated and assessed by a foot health practitioner.
Who Should I See For Foot Pain?
If you are experiencing anything related to your feet, no one can help you better than a podiatrist.
A podiatrist will know how to assess and diagnose any of the aforementioned conditions, as well as being able to treat them correctly and give you some insightful information on how to proceed.
If your problem is biomechanical, they would help you fix it and bring your feet back to health. While if it’s inflammatory they might advise you to see another specialist to run more thorough tests before tackling the issue from their perspective.
Book Your Appointment Today
If every morning you wake with pain in your feet you shouldn’t ignore these symptoms. The best way to avoid any issue to get worse is to have an early assessment with a competent foot health practitioner. Book your appointment with one of our registered podiatrists online or give us a call on 01606 45077.