Basketball season is here and we see quite a few patients with pain in either the foot or the ankle. Heel pain can be especially common among basketball players. Right now the New York Knicks center Joakim Noah continues to struggle with plantar fasciitis. He has had to be sidelined in order to rest his plantar fascia. The list is long of professional basketball players that have been sidelined from plantar fasciitis.
Plantar fasciitis in athletes can be difficult to control due to the nature of their activity levels. At the Washington Heel Pain Center we have specific treatment regime is developed for high-level athletes. We have found platelet rich plasma and shockwave therapy to be an example of highly successful treatment options for the athletic population. It is important to see a specialist in order to dramatically decrease healing times and get these athletes back on their feet.
If you are experiencing foot pain or heel pain, do not hesitate to call us at 425-880-9552 or contact us online.