Sore feet in the morning

sore feet in the morning warrants seeing a podiatrist
Sore feet in the morning

Sore feet in the morning can be both frustrating and crippling at the same time. 

If you have foot pain after periods of rest then you should speak to a podiatrist about your feet and get to the bottom of your sore feet.

Why do my feet hurt in the morning?

Pain in the bottoms of your feet after rest commonly indicates that you could have some trouble involving the Plantar Fascia or the Achilles Tendon. This commonly happens to people that spend a lot of time on their feet or do repetitive movements such as running.

The pain occurs due to the affected tendon being allowed to rest and contract before it is suddenly put through a big stretch as you take your first step. This is why a gradual stretch before movement can be so useful in these conditions. 

pain when taking your first step in the morning indicates a problem with plantar fasciitis or achilles tendonitis

What can help relieve sore feet in the morning?

There are few home remedies that could help reduce the symptoms of sore feet:

  • Resting the area for a few days by adjusting your normal activity levels
  • Icing the affected area
  • Taking over the counter pain relief to help ease the inflammation
  • Stretching exercises and self massage

If you still experience pain after 1-2 weeks of home treatment it is advised to see your trusty podiatrist to help diagnose and treat the condition that is causing the discomfort.

custom orthotics are one of the treatments for sore feet in the morning

What can a podiatrist do to help?

Podiatrists are trained to diagnose the pain affecting your feet and ankles. Your podiatrist will diagnose the cause of the pain and prescribe the correct course of treatment.

Treatment may include stretching and strengthening exercises, supportive footwear, strapping or prescribing custom foot orthoses. Custom orthotics correct the abnormalities in the way you walk to reduce associated symptoms. 

To speak to a podiatrist about your sore feet, book online or call our friendly team on (07) 3351 5888.

Take the first step towards happy and healthy feet.

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