Why does my heel hurt in the morning?

Heel pain in the morning is likely an indication of plantar fasciitis. This is the most common cause of heel pain for adults. The primary symptom is sharp, intense pain that accompanies the first steps of the day.

Heel PainPlantar fasciitis is a condition that develops when the connective tissue (the plantar fascia) running along the bottom of the foot becomes irritated and inflamed when faced with excessive pressure. This is considered to be an overuse injury, one caused by repeated stretching and tearing of the fascia.

Don’t let heel pain stop you from enjoying your daily activities! Instead, come see our doctors here at Foot & Ankle Associates of Florida so we can provide an accurate diagnosis, and create a treatment plan to provide you with the relief you need. Contact us for more information by calling 407-339-7759 or 352-589-9550 (if you call from Lake County). Our friendly staff will be glad to answer any questions and help you with scheduling an appointment. If you’d prefer, you can always request an appointment with any of our five Florida offices online right now.