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What causes foot pain as I age, especially when I get up from sitting or out of bed?
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Dr. G Jason Hunt
Orthopedic Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: Multiple reasons
A common complaint of patients with plantar fasciitis is morning pain when first stepping out of the bed.
Arthritis pain can also be worse before getting "stretched" out in the morning. A long list of other things cause foot pain.

In brief: Multiple reasons
A common complaint of patients with plantar fasciitis is morning pain when first stepping out of the bed.
Arthritis pain can also be worse before getting "stretched" out in the morning. A long list of other things cause foot pain.
Dr. G Jason Hunt
Dr. G Jason Hunt
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Contractures
Oftentimes people get pain to the bottom of the foot or to the achilles tendon area.
This is a result of the plantar fascial ligament on the bottom of the foot or achilles tendon in the back contracting and then when you go to step and use them they are stretching. Often times, a splint is used to keep the ligament or tendon stretched so they don't contract in the first place.

In brief: Contractures
Oftentimes people get pain to the bottom of the foot or to the achilles tendon area.
This is a result of the plantar fascial ligament on the bottom of the foot or achilles tendon in the back contracting and then when you go to step and use them they are stretching. Often times, a splint is used to keep the ligament or tendon stretched so they don't contract in the first place.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
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Dr. Daniel Farber
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fasciitis, arthritis
Sometimes pain in the am is plantar fasciitis.
It can also be systemic arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis.

In brief: Fasciitis, arthritis
Sometimes pain in the am is plantar fasciitis.
It can also be systemic arthritis like rheumatoid arthritis.
Dr. Daniel Farber
Dr. Daniel Farber
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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Fluid dynamics
When you get out of bed or get up from sitting, similar things are happening in your feet.
Areas in your feet that are already inflamed now begin to receive more blood your heart due to your standing as well as veins not clearing blood out fast enough. With your first steps, the added pressure cause pain. Further steps causes muscle contraction and deeper breathing reducing pressure and less pain.

In brief: Fluid dynamics
When you get out of bed or get up from sitting, similar things are happening in your feet.
Areas in your feet that are already inflamed now begin to receive more blood your heart due to your standing as well as veins not clearing blood out fast enough. With your first steps, the added pressure cause pain. Further steps causes muscle contraction and deeper breathing reducing pressure and less pain.
Dr. Scott Keith
Dr. Scott Keith
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