Today we’re going to answer a question from our blog, and that was, Why does my heel hurt first thing in the morning when I get out of bed So first of all, the most common cause of heel pain is a condition called plantar fasciitis. There’s plenty of information on our website on what that is and how to treat it, both home treatments and when you should see a professional. But, really, today we’re just going to focus on what causes that pain first thing in the morning. So first of all, plantar fasciitis is an inflammatory problem, where this ligament that attaches.
In the heel becomes inflamed. Now, that’s different from a more serious problem called plantar fasciosis, but again, if you want to learn more about that, go to the website. So patients with inflammation in their foot, in their heel, or in pretty much any part of their foot, when you’re walking around during the day, the actual act of walking, it’s like you’re doing a little massage on the bottom of the foot and that prevents the buildup of inflammatory fluid. You’re going to get inflammatory fluid in any part of your.
Body whenever you have damaged tissue. That fluid brings in the cells that repair that tissue. So as you walk around during the day, you’re using the muscles, and the pressure from the ground pumps that fluid out, but when you go to sleep at night and you’re laying down, or you’re just sitting down having a meal, you’re not doing anything to get rid of that fluid, so that fluid comes in and it builds up and becomes tighter in that area. And so, when you go to walk again, that’s buildup, and it becomes painful, so those.