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Why might I have foot pain in the morning?

If you have foot pain in the morning, you could be experiencing plantar fasciitis. As you sleep at night, it puts your foot in a pointed position which tightens your plantar fascia and shortens your arch.
(This answer provided for NATA by the Eastern University Athletic Training Education Program.)

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