There are a few reasons you may be experiencing morning heel pain in the front, back, or bottom of the heel. The first is a very common injury called plantar fasciitis. This is when the plantar fascia that runs along the bottom of your foot from your toes to your heel becomes strained and inflamed. The plantar fascia tends to tighten back up overnight, so when you step down in the morning, it can be quite painful when the tissue stretches again. Pain at the back of your heel could be the result of tendonitis in your Achilles tendon or there may be strain on the muscles and ligaments in your foot from a heel spur. There is a chance that a fracture could be present as well.
With so many possible causes, we encourage you to visit Mark Gasparini, D.P.M. so we can accurately diagnose the reason for your pain and provide you with the right treatment. Contact us today at (516) 804-9038.