Posted by JC
on September 06, 2000 at 21:31:05:
I turned 45 a few months ago, and ever since then, I've had severe foot pain in the morning. I can hardly walk down the stairs. After I walk a bit, or stretch my achilles tendon, it gets better, but whenever I sit, it stiffens up again.
It's worse in the right foot, but affects both feet.
I have a tendency to sleep with my toes more in a pointed position, and left to my own devices, I do tend to position my feet in that stretched-forward position.
Is this sort of thing common in middle-aged women, and what can I do about it?