Do you wake up with a sharp pain in your heel, arch or foot? Does your first step in the morning hurt? You may have plantar fasciitis.
What Causes Sore Feet In The Morning?
Foot, arch or heel pain isn’t something that disappears overnight (which is probably why you’re reading this). You may be waking up with one of the most common causes of foot and heel pain in adults – plantar fasciitis.
Yes, you may experience less pain some mornings over others, and sometimes it only hurts when you wake up and take that first step. You may even experience foot or heel pain after you’ve been sitting down for a while.
Making a diagnosis isn’t as simple as googling your symptoms. Your foot is made up of many small bones, muscle ligaments, tendons and other body tissue. This means conditions affecting the foot can be difficult to pinpoint and diagnose without professional help.
How Do I Treat Sore Feet?
Diagnosing this condition must be done with the help of a Podiatrist.
When you visit our Podiatrists, we take a detailed history, perform a physical assessment, use video walking analysis and take a 3D foot scan to find out what’s causing your sore feet.
Once the cause is identified, the Podiatrist will develop a treatment plan just for you. It might be as simple as them recommending a change in your footwear or some simple exercises.
One of the best treatments to this problem is custom-made orthotics. These shoe inserts are prescribed just for you and your condition. But remember, custom-made orthotics (not those shoe inserts you find on the end of the supermarket isle!) ensure the best medical results.
By getting the help you need, soon you can spring out of bed (incentivised by coffee) and enjoy a pain-free day!
How do I soothe sore feet?
Alongside the proper treatment plan recommended by your podiatrist, there are some reactive things you can do to soothe your sore feet for short term relief. These solutions include:
• Applying ice to your feet
• Stretching your foot muscles
• Taking a pain reliever
• Drawing a warm foot bath
• Gently massaging your feet
What can you soak sore feet in?
A warm foot bath can be a good temporary solution for sore feet. Adding Epsom salts to your foot bath can relieve sore muscles and help reduce inflammation and swelling. You can make yourself an Epsom foot bath by adding one cup of Epsom salts to a tub of warm water and soaking your feet in the mixture.
Can sore feet make you tired?
Conditions like sore feet and heel pain that put extra stress on your body can contribute to fatigue. If you are experiencing fatigue as a symptom of foot or heel pain contact your podiatrist to discuss solutions.