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The pain on the top of my feet is terrible. When I get up in

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The pain on the top of my feet is terrible. When I get up in the morning, I can barely put pressure on them. Also, when I bend down to pick something up, I have trouble getting back up from the pain. What is causing these symptoms, and what can be done to alleviate them?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
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This is due to the muscle cramping after overnight rest.

Inflammation from long walking or standing can cause muscle stiffness after rest.

Effective treatments include the following:

Rest — Limiting athletic activities and getting extra rest can help to reduce symptoms. Excessive and repetitive heel impact from jumping, walking, and use of a trampoline should be avoided. A complete lack of physical activity, though, can lead to stiffening and a return of pain, and is not recommended.

Icing — Applying ice to the area, for example, for 20 minutes up to four times daily, may relieve pain. Ice and massage may also be used before exercise.

Exercise — Exercise may be helpful.
Please follow these exercises shown in the link below:

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/medical/IM02897

Protective footwear — Athletic shoes, arch supporting shoes (particularly those with an extra-long counter, which is the firm part of the shoe that surrounds the heel), or shoes with rigid shanks (usually a metal insert in the sole of the shoe) may be helpful. Cushion-soled shoes with gel pad inserts or heel cups may provide temporary pain relief. Silicone inserts have been found to provide better support than felt pads or rubber heel cups.
Dr Scholl's is a good brand.

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Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Can it be tendonitis? Also, can muscle stiffness be the cause of bending down and not being able to get back up ? Finally, any good shoe recommendations
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Yes inflammation of the tendon means tendonitis

You can try New balance jogger shoes --also with shoe inserts

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Stupid question but muscle stiffness and tendonitis is same thing and/or treated same way?
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

That is correct not embolism related.

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Thank you.
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Very welcome

Inflammation causes stiffness and tendonitis --so treatment same.

Best wishes

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