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Hi has anyone experienced foot pain at night when they have to get up to wee every hour?

By Anonymous February 18, 2016 - 7:23pm
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Hi Anon

Thanks for your post!

I'm sorry you're up so much at night - that has to be quite destructive to your sleep.

While we can't diagnose anything - all we can do is offer suggestions - you may have something called Plantar Fasciitis. This is is inflammation of the plantar fascia. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue attached to the heel bone that supports the arch of the foot.

Plantar fasciitis is caused by activity that puts extra stress on the foot, such as:

Physical exertion, especially in sports that require running and jumping such as:
Sudden increase in exercise intensity or duration

Non athletes can also have planter fasciitis.

Symptoms include:

Burning pain on the sole of the foot
Heel pain when taking the first steps in the morning
Tenderness when touching the sole or heel
Pain when standing on tiptoe

In fact, many people first get the idea that something is wrong by having a hard time walking as they get out of bed in the morning or out of bed for various reasons at night.

Treatment can include night splints to keep your feet in one position at night, ice packs and special shoes. Physical therapy may also help.

You can read more here: http://www.empowher.com/plantar-fasciitis/content/morning-foot-pain-it-may-be-plantar-fasciitis

Talk to your doctor to see what can be done.


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