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Why do the bottoms of my feet hurt? about six weeks ago, out of nowhere (no injury, no trauma, no physical strain or unusual activity), i began to experience pain (like bruising/tenderness) on the soles of my feet when i get up to walk, after having been

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Dr. Jim Hsu
Dr. Jim Hsuanswered
Sports Medicine 28 years experience
Hello: You : Hello: you may have plantar fasciitis. This typically comes with prolonged sitting and is worse on starting up. Do you have similar pain the first few steps in the morning? You want to make sure your achilles and calves are flexible. These can place increased tension on your plantar fascia and cause pain. If calf and achilles stretching exercises are not helpful (examples are abundant on the internet), you will want this evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon to make sure it is not something else (neuropathy, for example). I hope this is a start and i hope you feel better soon! sincerely, jim hsu, md seattle, wa.
Dr. George Tsatsos
Podiatry 38 years experience
Pain in Feet: Some forms of arthritis or tendonitis ( like plantar fasciitis hurt after inactivity & then standing on them. If the pain goes away after a few minutes of walking-then suspect the above. Sometimes orthotics may help see a board certified podiatrist. Dr george tsatsos anklenfootcenters.Com.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Bottoms of feet: You need to see your podiatrist for an evaluation. Although this sounds like plantar fasciitis , there is nothing like an evaluation to be sure. Good luck.

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