With plantar fasciitis, why does my foot hurt first thing in the morning?

 

A: Patients here at Brooklyn Foot Doc often come in to see me complaining of sharp, aching pain on the bottom of their feet. This is typically a condition called plantar fasciitis. This foot injury results from an inflammation of the band of tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. This tissue connects the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch.  Tiny tears can occur in the plantar fascia due to overuse, resulting in inflammation. This can be quite painful, especially in the morning. 

When a person is resting their feet during a period of rest or night of sleep, the plantar fascia is taking time to heal from the wear and tear and stress put on it from the day’s activities. This band of tissue actually shortens and tightens over the course of the resting period, which can make standing on the floor firs thing in the morning excrutiatingly painful. 

The damage to the plantar fascia can worsen over time if appropriate measures are not taken to treat the injury. I have successfully treated many patients over the years who were suffering with the pain from plantar fasciiits. Don’t suffer any longer with unnecessary foot pain. 


Dr. Michael Perlstein’s podiatry office is located at 4414 14th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. He serves patients throughout the greater New York City area, including those residing in Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, the Bronx, New Jersey, and Connecticut.

Dr. Perlstein’s office is open Monday through Friday as well as on Sunday.



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