Heel pain in the morning

Heel pain in the morning is often related to Plantar Fasciitis. Typically the pain is under the heel and can be into the arch of the foot. It is worse first thing in the morning but eases after walking on it a while as it gets warmed up and stretched. Foot pain in the morning in general could relate to any tendon injury which tightens up overnight.

  • Plantar Fasciitis

    Plantar Fasciitis

    What is plantar fasciitis? Probably the most common cause of heel pain. Symptoms come on gradually and are often worse first thing in the morning. The plantar fascia is the tissue under the foot which forms the arch. Treatment includes rest, reducing pain and inflammation and stretching exercises.

  • Heel Spur

    Heel Spur

    A heel spur is a hooked bony growth protruding from the calcaneus or heel bone. It often occurs alongside plantar fasciitis, and as such the two conditions are often confused, however they are not the same. Treatment involves rest, reducing symptoms with ice or cold therapy, stretching and correcting and biomechanical problems.

  • Heel Pain

    Heel injuries can be sudden onset (acute) or can come on gradually over time. The most common causes of heel pain including pain under the heel are Plantar Fasciitis and Bruised Heel whilst pain at the back of the heel in children is often Sever's disease. Select from the injuries below or if you do not know what your injury is then visit our symptom checker, or click on any of the symptoms below to view injuries with that particular symptom.