Posted by: Leanne | 2012-01-26

Feet sore when I wake up

Hi Doc,
Every morning when i wake up, i can hardly walk because my feet are so sore.I have been to the doctor and he said i do not retain water and doesn''''t know what could cause my feet to get sore.
I have looked at a diagram of the bones in a foot and it seems the bones that are aching are the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th metatarsals (in that area)
I wear flat shoes everyday, sometimes I don''''t wear any as I work from home. It is not excrusiating pain, but not very pleasant when you wake up in the morning to have to walk on the outside of my feet.

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Hi Leanne
It could be a bit of wear and tear changes i.e. arthritis. If it is really bothersome you should ask your GP to refer you to a rheumatologist. Shoes do play an important role as does weight- If you are a bit overweight, even a loss of a few kilos can also help.

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