Bottom of feet pain

I am a 50 year old female who is very active, but the last two months I have been having a lot of pain on the bottom of both of my feet when I first get up from sitting or laying down. The pain only last for a little bit until I walk on my feet for about 3-5 minutes. It comes back once I sit or lay down. What can this be? I am a size 5, am not overweight, eat healthy, but am being treated for high blood pressure. Currently that is under control.

Please help as I am worried.

3 Responses

  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question. It sounds like you are experiencing what is called plantar fasciitis or heel pain. Classically felt as pain in the heel during the first step in the morning or after a period of resting, plantar fasciitis is one of the most common conditions treated by a Podiatrist.

    Typically treated with stretching, icing and anti-inflammatories most cases of plantar fasciitis will resolve in a couple weeks. Try to do calf stretches 5 minutes three times a day, wear supportive footwear and either ice or take oral anti-inflammatories. If your pain persists, I recommend seeing a Podiatrist who can better evaluate you and discuss additional treatment options. Good luck!

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  2. Foot-com

    I have severe pain in my right foot, on the side between the pinky toe and heel. Also on the bottom near my heel. The pain is worse when I walk and when I’m laying or sitting down its throbbing.

  3. Foot-com

    mistyblue we have moved your question to a new thread:

    https://www.foot.com/site/ask-the-doctor/forums/severe-pain-between-pinky-toe-and-heel

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