Morning foot pain can also develop if you spend long hours standing on your feet. If your work requires you to stand for long periods on a flat surface, then there is a good chance that you may experience episodes of heel pain. However, desk bound office workers are also equally prone to plantar faciitis. If you sit all day and you live a sedentary lifestyle, the muscles on your calf and heels could become less flexible and tight. The lack of physical activity may lead to the stiffening of the tissues of the feet. So when you subject these tissues to pressure, they might get easily inflamed. Monday after returning from my son's field trip I get a headache then it pretty much all goes down hill after that. Tuesday I woke up with a really bad sore throat and a killer migraine! I took all kinds of medication and NOTHING touched the headache. That night I discover blisters on my right foot and one on my left finger. Wednesday I go to doctors - mostly because throat and because I woke up to find out I had scratched my head to the point of bleeding! All Wednesday morning I could not stop itching! It worked - *YAY!* If you are still experiencing pain after several days, it is best to enlist the help of an expert – your local podiatrist. If you’re in the greater Everett area, we’re here to help! Make an appointment with Dr. Boggs or Dr. Morris at the Everett Podiatric Sports Medicine clinic today! Corns appear like small rough mounds containing firm dead skin that grows between the toes. It has a hard waxy core that extends down, presses the tissues and nerves under it, and thus causes pain. Sometimes the corns affect the bursae - fluid-filled sacs that cushion the juncture of two or more bones, causing irritation and results in bursitis. Foot massage is an effective method to alleviate or decrease foot pain. Dr. Christopher Chiodo of Harvard University, in his book "Foot Care Basics," includes massage as one of his recommended ways to relieve foot pain, adding that the massage can be done by hand or with a mechanical device. Although you can give yourself a foot massage, it is ideal to have someone else perform the massage so that you can achieve maximum relaxation during the experience. Overuse and Fatigue Have you ever wondered why so many people walk around with a stiff neck and low back pain ? Look at their shoes! Toddlers and young children often have difficulty verbalizing pain in their legs and feet. Children this age often do not understand what they are feeling, but know that something is wrong. Parents often get frustrated with these children when they whine that their feet hurt. Sometimes these kids just sit down in the middle of the mall because they don't want to walk anymore. These children also often seem clumsy and trip over their own feet. They are made up of a firm outer covering (called the annulus), and a jelly center (called the nucleus). I often refer to them as "jelly doughnuts," because that's essentially what they look like.