Plantar Fasciitis in Professional Sports

Plantar Fasciitis in Professional Sports

How is it that professional athletes can get back on their feet so fast, running bases, get back to pounding the basketball court or the football field while the rest of us are limping to the couch in front of the TV to watch and wonder?

Plantar fasciitis is common to all sports, just as common in baseball and football as in basketball, says Dr. Ross. “I work with the professional tennis organization in Houston with clay court, and plantar fasciitis is a common injury. They’re always running forward to the net and side to side, quick, explosive propulsion, going from stationary to accelerated positions.

Recover depends, says Dr. Ross, on how aggressive the treatment is. Athletes and their teams push the state of the art to the limit, like the teams and athletes in basketball.

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