P is for Post-Static Dyskinesia

April 7, 2022

Post-static dyskinesia is that pain (ie dyskinesia) you get under the heel that is worse after rest (ie post-static), especially when getting out of bed in the morning after a nights rest. The most common reason for this is plantar fasciitis.

First step pain in the morning refers to the characteristic symptom of plantar fasciitis where the person experiences significant pain in the heel or arch of the foot when taking their first steps after a period of rest, typically upon waking up in the morning. The pain is often described as sharp, stabbing, or aching in nature.

The reason behind first step pain in the morning is attributed to the tightening and shortening of the plantar fascia during periods of inactivity or rest, such as sleeping or sitting for an extended period. When you first put weight on your foot and stretch the plantar fascia by taking a step, it can cause micro-tears and irritation, leading to pain.

The pain associated with first step pain tends to improve as the foot warms up and the tissues stretch and loosen with movement. However, the pain may return after prolonged periods of standing or walking.

It’s important to note that first step pain in the morning is not exclusive to plantar fasciitis and can occur with other foot conditions as well. If you are experiencing this symptom, it’s advisable to consult a healthcare professional for an accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment.


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