Pain in the feet when stepping out of bed in the morning is not always a sign of arthritis. Often a strain in the plantar fascia which is a support ligament of the arch will cause “first step” pain in the morning. This condition can be effectively treated by a foot specialist and should not be ignored.
Douglas Richie D.P.M. is certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons. He is also a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Orthopedics and Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Podiatric Sports Medicine.