Your plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs from your heel to the base of your metatarsals. Plantar fasciitis refers to inflammation of this thick band of tissue, and tiny tears can also cause pain. The reason your feet are likely more painful in the morning is due to the fact that the plantar fascia stretches as you move around; therefore, after being in bed for several hours, or even seated for an extended period of time, this band will become tight and cause you more pain.
Many people simply accept that their feet hurt in the morning, and often will forget their pain as the plantar fascia stretches out throughout the day. But heel pain is never normal! And if your feet hurt first thing in the morning, it is only a matter of time before they hurt all the time, and eventually, keep you from doing the things you enjoy.
There is a multitude of treatments available to you through our office. Please, give us a call at 989-695-6788 or fill out our contact form below to take the first step to a pain-free morning today!