Why do my ankles hurt when I wake up in the mornings?

Biocorrect, LLC


If you wake up with your ankle hurting, you’re not alone. Studies suggest that approximately 1 in 5 people will have ankle pain at some point in their lives. Waking up with your ankle hurting can really make your day start off on the wrong foot. Whether it’s the aftermath of a sudden injury or a condition that’s developed over time, there can be several reasons your ankle is giving you grief. The good news is custom orthotics can swoop in to help save the day. 

4 common reasons you may wake up with a hurting ankle

  • Ankle sprain — The most common ankle injury is an ankle sprain. This injury can happen when you twist or roll your ankle the wrong way.

  • OsteoarthritisOsteoarthritis can happen as you age. As the cartilage between your bones wears down, your bones rub against each other, which can leave you with achy ankles in the morning.

  • Tendinitis — If your ankle pain is on the side of your ankle, it might be Achilles tendinitis. This happens when your Achilles tendon becomes inflamed due to overusing the tendon

  • Fallen arches — The arches of your feet can become damaged and “fall” due to age, weight or other reasons, such as tendon injuries. Your arches are the main support for your feet, and losing this support can leave you hurting. 

Benefits of wearing custom orthotics 

You probably don’t wear shoes to bed, so how can custom orthotics help you wake up without your ankles hurting? The magic of orthotics actually happens during the day:

  • Personalized support Custom orthotics give you a fit that cradles your feet in all the right ways. They support your feet to reduce stress caused by your daily activities, like the hustle and bustle of walking. This extra layer helps give your feet a break and helps reduce your chance of waking up wincing from your ankles hurting. 

  • Foot detectives — Your podiatrist or orthopedic specialist will evaluate how you move on your feet. The custom orthotics created from this evaluation will figure out the quirks of your movements and help fix sneaky issues causing your ankle pain.

  • Magic shock absorption — Custom orthotics use advanced materials to become shock absorbers for your feet. As you walk, your feet absorb the impact of every step. If your movement is off, your ankles can take the brunt and protest loudly in the morning. Cushy custom orthotics can reduce the impact on your ankles and smooth out your walk for a more peaceful morning experience. 

Don’t let morning ankle pain cramp your style; let Biocorrect help you

Biocorrect is your ally for a smoother and less painful morning. Our expert team will evaluate your feet and determine which orthotics best suit your feet. After they make impressions of your feet, they’ll create customized orthotics that can provide tailored relief from issues causing you to wake up with hurting ankles. We can help you stop tiptoeing around morning ankle discomfort.

Contact us to learn more about the orthotics we offer or to set up an initial evaluation with one of our certified pedorthists.