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What is post-static dyskinesia?

Post-static dyskinesia is a medical term referring to pain that occurs after a period of rest. It is often associated with heel pain, specifically plantar fasciitis. This condition is characterized by an inflammation of the fibrous band of tissues that run from your toes to your heel on the bottom of your foot. The inflamed band shortens and tightens when not in use—such as when you sleep or sit for a long period of time. Then, when you rise and try to put weight on your foot, it pulls on your heel, causing a stabbing pain.  This will subside as you walk around and the tissues loosen up, however, the relief is only temporary—pain will return again following a restful state.

If you are experiencing early morning heel pain, you may be suffering from plantar fasciitis or another associated condition. It’s best to get your foot looked at by Dr. Craig H. Thomajan DPM, FACFAS or Dr. Shine John DPM, FACFAS. Call (512) 328-8900 for an appointment, or stop by our Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists office in Austin, TX. We can determine why you are feeling discomfort and treat the problem accordingly, so you can start your day out right!

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Dr. Craig H. Thomajan, DPM, FACFAS, FAENS
Founder and Managing Partner of Austin Foot and Ankle Specialists