Starting off on the wrong feet: what to do about waking to foot & leg pain?
December 17, 2009 9:06 PM Subscribe
When I wake up, I have lately been vexed with a dull pain in my lower legs and especially feet that reminds me of a long day of walking... .
posted by moonbird to health & fitness (11 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
...except that on my job I don't spend much time of my feet. So, YANMP (Podiatrist), to get that out of the way. This is nothing like the descriptions of plantar fascitis or bunions, which seems to be a much higher and sharper grade pain than this, and my arches are intact. This simply feels like I've been on an all day walk, when much of my working day is spent seated or occasionally on my feet at the hospital but not for extended periods. I have sensible shoes and can't grok other potential factors. I have no coldness or numbness, just this annoying ache. I do question if it's related to the two meniscectomies I've had (both knees) over the past three years. I have a great MD to inquire to if needed but without health insurance I'm holding off for only dire situations. Thanks in advance.