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

    Plantar fasciitis is probably the most common cause of pain under the heel. Symptoms come on gradually and are often worse first thing in the morning, but ease a little when the foot is warmed up. Here we explain everything you need to know about curing Plantar Fasciitis including treatment, taping, exercises, sports massage and more.

  • 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 acute, meaning they have happened suddenly or are acutely painful. Or they can chronic, occurring gradually over time or result from an initial acute injury which has not healed properly. The most common causes of pain under the heel are Plantar Fasciitis and Bruised Heel whilst pain at the back of the heel in children is more likely to be Sever's disease. Select from the injuries below or if you do not know what your injury is then visited our symptom checker, or click on any of the symptoms below to view injuries with that particular symptom.