Stiff and painfull feet

I have trouble walking when I first get up to walk.
The pain and stiffness ease as I continue to walk
But its making it increasingly difficult and I am only 53 I have had a blood test but nothing showed up. I do have other aches and pains generally stiffness in fingers frozen shoulder and lower back pain so its,making exercising difficult so I am gaining weight making the problem worse I imagine. Can you throw any light or rerecommendation please?

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  1. Foot-com

    Hello and thank you for the question.

    Without examining you it is difficult for me to say exactly the cause of the pain, however it may be an overall joint/soft tissue stiffness. When we sleep our soft tissue loses water making our joints and muscles stiff. As we age it is not uncommon to experience morning stiffness.

    What I suggest initially is to begin to focus on joint mobility and soft tissue work. If you are unfamiliar with foam rolling, you can look into this (www.yamunabodyrolling.com) or yoga to increase flexibility.

    If your foot pain persists, then I would suggest seeing a podiatrist as your foot type may be contributing to joint stiffness and you may need to increase your foot strength or wear orthotics.

    I hope this helps!

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