Brooklyn Nets Guard Suffers Plantar Fasciitis

According to Nets manager Billy King; Brooklyn Nets Guard Joe Johnson is struggling ‘day to day’ with plantar fasciitis. “It (Johnson’s heel) was sore after the Milwaukee game (Wednesday), and he got looked at by our doctors (Thursday) and it was mildly inflamed,” commented Billy King, “He’s on some medication, but it’s likely he’ll play Sunday; he feels better than he did (Thursday)”. Johnson sat out of Friday night’s game against Houston although the team remains optimistic for his return on Sunday.

If you are experiencing significant pain in your heels or the ball of your foot, where the plantar fascia is, then it is highly recommended you seek the care of a podiatrist Dr. Charles Chapel of Chapel Podiatry. Dr. Chapel can examine your feet and work with you to provide the appropriate treatment options to ensure safe foot recovery.

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

Plantar fasciitis refers to heel and arch pain caused by an inflammation of the connective tissues on the bottom of the foot.

What Causes Plantar Fasciitis?

· Ill-fitting shoes
· Weight change
· Excessive running
· Non-supportive shoes
· Overpronation

How Can It Be Treated?

· Conservative measures – anti-inflammatories, ice packs, stretching exercises, physical therapy, orthotic devices.
· Shockwave therapy – sends sound waves to the areas where pain is experience.  Requires multiple sessions.  This is used for very persistent cases of plantar fasciitis.
· Ultrasound-guided technique with steroid injections into the plantar fascia.  This is from a relatively new and small study, but was shown to be effective in most cases treated.

If you have any questions, contact our office in Spring Hill, FL. We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle injuries.

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