It often seems that we get one problem dealt with and another pops up to take it’s place. Or at least that’s how it feels for me today. Recently I’ve been experiencing pain in my feet when first getting out of bed in the mornings. It started out small, grew to annoying and now I dread those first moments of a new day for I know I’m facing intense pain the moment my feet hit the floor. If any of this (or the remainder of this post) sounds familiar, then I’d suggest you speak to your doctor. I’m certainly no medical professional, but I can pass along what I’ve learned and what has helped me so far… with updates as I develop a plan for dealing with this painful and annoying problem.
So what exactly is Plantar fasciitis? According to the Mayo Clinic Website it’s :
“Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of the most common causes of heel pain. It involves inflammation of a thick band of tissue that runs across the bottom of your foot and connects your heel bone to your toes (plantar fascia).
Plantar fasciitis commonly causes stabbing pain that usually occurs with your first steps in the morning. As you get up and move more, the pain normally decreases, but it might return after long periods of standing or after rising from sitting.