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what would cause my foot to feel like I am stepping on glass,

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what would cause my foot to feel like I am stepping on glass, after laying down?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
Is this a sharp pain in the bottom of the foot?

Or a burning sensation?

Which part of the foot (top vs bottom, big toe vs little toe, etc does it affect)?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It's the bottom of my foot, mainly in the heel area.
Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
Is this a sharp pain in the bottom of the foot?

Or a burning sensation?

Is this worse after getting up in the morning, and putting pressure on the foot?
Is it tender if you press in that area?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Yes it is worse in the morning. But it hurts anytime i sit down/lay down for a bit and then go to get up.

It's sharp pain.

Yes it is tender to press in the area.

once I am up and walking around for the day its fine, cause Im usually on my feet during the day

Expert:  Dr. Mark replied 7 years ago.
OK.

This sounds a lot like plantar fasciitis.

This is sharp pain in the bottom of the foot, in the heel area, due to inflammation of the plantar fascia in the bottom of the foot.

It typically is worst with the first steps in the morning (as your foot has not been stretched out yet) -- and better when up and walking around (since you have "warmed up").

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/plantar-fasciitis/DS00508


Discussing this with your doctor can help to confirm the diagnosis, and then make a physical therapy plan to help stretch the plantar fascia and improve this condition.
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