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Why Are My Feet Stiff In The Morning
There are lots of: Potential causes. On thought that comes to mind is to make sure you don't have diabetes. People with diabetes can have what is called neuropathy from deposition of the sugar onto the nerves and its resultant damage. Best to get a full physical exam and routine labs with your internist. Good luck. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Retained fluid: People tend to swell at night due to the lower blood pressure at night and the position of lying in bed for several hours. This may be normal. If it takes several hours to resolve as opposed to a few minutes upon waking it could be an early sign of joint issues (rheumatoid arthritis or inflammatory process). Get checked by your hand specialist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My feet & ankles swell during the day, when i wake in the morning they are normal. My doctor says I have arthiritis in my ankles and over overweight?
When I wake up in the middle of the night or the morning, my fingers are stiff and although they feel swollen, they are not swollen.
Could be...: Plantar fascitis if the pains occur mainly in the heel area and even possibly the arch. It could also be generalized arthritis and a number of other possibilities. Take the insoles out of your shoes and replace them with ones that have more arch support. The one i recommend most is the spenco polysorb cross-trainer insole. If you don't need as much cushioning, the total support is also good. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergic symptoms: Because of the bilateral nature, this may be contact related allergy symptoms. Try changing the sheets, blankets, pillows and anything that comes in contact with the face. Eliminate fabric softener and try a detergent that is hypo-allegergenic. Also, consider changing the type of pillow material you sleep with. ...Read more
Possible Raynauds: Exposure to a cold environment such as in winter (also too much air conditioning) in some otherwise normal people can cause spasm of the small and medium size arteries: raynauds disease. This causes a pale or blue color and some pain. Warm clothes, gloves, heavy socks and shoes and a hat help or move somewhere warm. It is usually a benign. If this sounds not like you check with your M.D. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Edema & arthritis: Hi. I suspect the two are unrelated. There are many causes of edema. Edema is worsened by gravity during the day while you're up and about, and gets better overnight as the fluid can mobilize without fighting gravity (at the expense of making you pee at night). See your doc about causes/treatments. Knee pain is usually arthritis; again, see your doc. Different arthritis's have different treatments ...Read more
I have recently begun having stiff and sore hands and feet. My feet feel fat and fragile when first thing in the morning.
Carpal tunnel : Most common cause is carpal tunnel syndrome which is a pinched or compressed median nerve at the wrist which supplies the thumb, index, middle, and half the fourth finger but can cause the arms to feel numb. When you sleep, the wrists often bend or flex making carpal tunnel syndrome worse. Your doctor can check it out. ...Read more
My ankles feel weak and the left one in particular gives way occasionally, especially when walking downstairs. I was always spraining my left ankle when I was little. When I get up in the mornings, my ankles and feet are very stiff and difficult to walk o
Joint or soft tissu: When your physician evaluates you thing that will be looked for including joint pain, joint swelling, soft tissue tenderness, soft tissue swelling - all of which can help pinpoint the problem. Imaging including x-ray, ultrasound and /or MRI might be necessary and laboratory findings help also.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My right hand is cpmpletely numb in the morning and both feet are numb and hurt all day. Especially in the am. Csn barely walk. My doc says nerves.
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