Reasons for Morning Foot Pain

Reasons for Morning Foot Pain

Do your feet hurt in the mornings? If yes, you should get your feet examined by your podiatrist so they can treat your pain properly.


  • Arthritis: Although arthritis is usually associated with aging, young people are also at risk of early onset of arthritis. As the cushioning in your joints (known as cartilage) degenerates, your bones start rubbing against each other, causing inflammation. You may encounter stiffness in the joints of your feet and ankles, resulting in pain and restricted movement. There are many types of arthritis, among which osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and gout are the most common. Depending on the type and severity of your condition, your podiatrist will devise a treatment plan which could include hot or cold compresses, medication, physiotherapy, and in severe cases, corrective joint surgery.
  • Plantar Fasciitis: Inflammation of the long tissue that runs under your feet from your toes to the heel, known as the plantar fascia, can cause piercing pain when applying pressure to your feet. This problem usually occurs due to inadequate support and the constant pressure applied to your foot arches. Treatment can vary from rest to specific foot exercises and customized orthotics. Consult with your podiatrist to determine the most appropriate course of action required for your condition.
  • Achilles Tendonitis: This tendon connects your heels to your lower legs. The Achilles Tendon can cause severe heel pain when inflamed, resulting in swelling, tenderness, and temporary immobility. Inflammation can be a result of overuse and lack of rest. It usually happens in the heel area, resulting in pain and tenderness in your foot ligaments. In most cases, anti-inflammatory medication and ice application help reduce swelling and tenderness surrounding tissue and nerves. Again, depending on your condition, your foot doctor can advise if you require medication or orthotics to mitigate your pain.

If you encounter foot, ankle, or heel pain, visit your podiatrist for a thorough examination and identification of the root cause of your pain. Resting, applying ice to reduce swelling and inflammation, compression and elevation are simple remedies to counter foot pain. If your pain is persistent or recurrent, you should not ignore it. Don’t hesitate to contact the office of Dr. John C. Marzano at Westchester Podiatric Healing Medicine, P.C., in Yonkers, NY, to schedule a consultation for proper diagnosis and treatment. You can visit our office at 984 N. Broadway, Suite LL03, Yonkers, NY 10701, or call us at (914) 423-0600.